When Nellie Bertha Leggett was born on 16 June 1884, in Wapello, Iowa, United States, her father, Emery Harrison Leggett, was 38 and her mother, Anna Matilda Harlan, was 35. She married Earl Birkinbine on 4 January 1905, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Agency Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in 1963, in Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in McCormick Cemetery, Highland Center, Wapello, Iowa, United States.
English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English legat, legate ‘delegate, ambassador, deputy’ (Old French legat), Latin legatus ‘one who is appointed or ordained’.
English: variant of Legard , especially in Sussex, perhaps through confusion of the two names.