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Liston Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Essex so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige from lēof ‘dear beloved’ + sige ‘victory’) + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. Scottish: habitational name from any of the places in West Lothian and Midlothian which probably have the same origin as in 1 above. This surname is also found in Ireland. Irish: Anglo-Norman name which has been in Limerick since the 13th century originally de Lexinton so presumably a habitational name from Lexington in Essex.

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

Similar surnames: Linton, Litton, Leston, Lipton, Hilton, Lifton, Luxton, Winton

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Where is the Liston family from?

You can see how Liston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Liston families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 63 Liston families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Liston's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Liston families in 1891.
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What did your Liston ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Liston. 30% of Liston men worked as a Painter and 72% of Liston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Liston were Carpenter and Domestic Servant. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Painter
  • Commercial Traveller
  • Railway Porter
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Liston. For the veterans among your Liston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liston lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Liston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Liston in 1946 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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