Liston Family History

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Liston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Leofsige; see Livesay 2) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

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

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

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Liston Family Origin

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Liston Family Occupations

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 UK 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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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Painter
  • Commercial Traveller
  • Railway Porter
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant

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

Liston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Liston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liston 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Liston. 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 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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Liston Life Expectancy

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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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