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Lithgow Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Linlithgow, between Edinburgh and Falkirk, which was probably named with British words related to modern Welsh llyn ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + llaith ‘damp’ + cau ‘hollow’. In the 13th and 14th centuries the name appears both with and without the first syllable. Originally, Lithgow was the name of the settlement and Linlithgow that of the lake. Lithgow was associated by folk etymology with Gaelic liath ‘gray’ + cu ‘dog’, and such a figure appears on the medieval borough seal.

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

Similar surnames: Glasgow, Lingen, Litton, Bigelow, Lothrop, Lathrop, Lingo, Cahow

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Lithgow Family Origin

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Lithgow Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lithgow family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lithgow. The most common Lithgow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Lithgow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • At Home


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Lithgow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Lithgow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lithgow 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lithgow. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lithgow. For the veterans among your Lithgow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lithgow Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lithgow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lithgow in 1958 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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