Family name origins & meanings
- French (Léger) and English : from the Germanic personal name Leodegar (see Ledger).
- French : nickname from léger ‘light’, ‘superficial’.
- English : see Letcher.
- Dutch (also de Leger) : occupational name from Middle Dutch legger, ligger ‘bailiff’, ‘tax collector’.
- A Leger from Normandy, France, was in Quebec City by 1644; another was in Montreal by 1659. One from Limousin, France, was in Quebec City by 1691; another, from Paris, was there by 1706; and a third, from Poitou, France, arrived in 1711.