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Ligon Family History

Ligon Surname Meaning

English: variant of Lygon the name of an aristocratic English family said to be of Norman origin. It is of unexplained etymology (but compare French name below). French: from the personal name Higon a southern French variant of Hugo with fused definite article l'. Polish (also Ligoń): nickname from a derivative of Old Polish ligać ‘to lie’ or ‘to kick up a fuss’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Ligon family from?

You can see how Ligon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ligon family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ligon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 19 Ligon families living in London. This was about 54% of all the recorded Ligon's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ligon families in 1891.
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What did your Ligon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ligon. 18% of Ligon men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Ligon women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ligon were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Cook
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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