Liggett Family History

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Liggett Name Meaning

English (now found mainly in northern Ireland): topographic name from Middle English lidyate ‘gate in a fence between plowed land and meadow’ (Old English hlid-geat ‘swing-gate’), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, as for example Lidgate in Suffolk or Lydiate in Lancashire.

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


Similar surnames: Leggett, Claggett, Doggett, Pickett, Huggett, Eggett, Meggett, Rivett

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Liggett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Liggett name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Liggett Family Origin

Where is the Liggett family from?

Liggett Family Occupations

What did your Liggett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Attendant Asylum, Charwoman and Collector Of Debts (Clerk) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Liggett. The most common Liggett occupation in the UK was Attendant Asylum. 5% of Liggett's were Attendant Asylums. A less common occupation for the Liggett family was Dress Maker.

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  • Attendant Asylum

    5%
  • Charwoman

    5%
  • Collector Of Debts (Clerk)

    5%
  • Dress Maker

    5%

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

Liggett Historical Records

What Liggett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Liggett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liggett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Liggett. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Liggett. For the veterans among your Liggett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Liggett Life Expectancy

What is the average Liggett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Liggett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Liggett in 1944 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Liggett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Liggett 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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