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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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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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Liston families living in Indiana. This was about 29% of all the recorded Liston's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Liston families in 1840.
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What did your Liston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Liston. 18% of Liston men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Liston women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Liston were Clerk and Maid.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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