Ligon Family History

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Ligon Name Meaning

English: variant of Lygon, name of an aristocratic English family said to be of Norman origin. The name is of unknown etymology. According to Morlet it is a variant of L’Higon, a patronymic from Higon, a southern French variant of Hugo. This seems rather doubtful. Polish (also Ligon): nickname from a derivative of Old Polish ligac ‘to lie’ or ‘to kick up a fuss’.

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

Similar surnames: Lion, Lison, Limon, Ligons, Leon, Liston, Linton, Linn, Biron, Mixon

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Ligon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ligon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ligon. 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


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Ligon Family Origin

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Ligon Family Occupations

What did your Ligon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ligon family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ligon. The most common Ligon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Ligon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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Ligon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Ligon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ligon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ligon. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ligon. For the veterans among your Ligon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ligon Life Expectancy

What is the average Ligon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ligon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ligon in 1945 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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