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 Family Origin

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Ligon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ligon

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