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Ligon Family History

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

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30,451 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,213 Military Records
969 Immigration Records
19,979 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ligon Families

  • Number of Ligon families
     46 - 90
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ligon families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ligon families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ligon Family Origin

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Ligon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ligon

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Ligon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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