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Livermore Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Livermere in Suffolk. This is first found in the form Leuuremer (c.1050), which suggests derivation from Old English l?fer ‘rush’, ‘reed’ + mere ‘lake’. However, later forms consistently show i in the first syllable, suggesting Old English lifer ‘liver’, referring either to the shape of the pond or to the coagulation of the water.

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


Similar surnames: Creekmore, Wedmore, Wilmore, Elmore, Liverpool, Livernois, Laverdure

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Where is the Livermore family from?

You can see how Livermore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Livermore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Livermore families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 52 Livermore families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Livermore's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Livermore families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Livermore surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Livermore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Livermore. 18% of Livermore men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Livermore women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Livermore were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Livermore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Livermore census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Livermore. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Livermore. For the veterans among your Livermore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Livermore lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Livermore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Livermore in 1945 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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