Liddell Family History

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Liddell Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places in the Scottish Borders and Cumbria called Liddel, from the Old English river name Hl¯de, meaning ‘loud’, + Old English dæl ‘valley’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Lindell, Riddell, Siddall, Kidwell, Tidwell, Bidwell, Waddell

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Liddell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Liddell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Liddell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Liddell Family Origin

Where is the Liddell family from?

Liddell Family Occupations

What did your Liddell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Liddell family was Labourer. The most common Liddell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Liddell's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Annuitant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Liddell.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Liddell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Liddell Historical Records

What Liddell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Liddell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liddell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Liddell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Liddell. For the veterans among your Liddell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Liddell Life Expectancy

What is the average Liddell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Liddell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Liddell in 1948 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Liddell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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