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Livingston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin (see Lewin 1), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century. Irish: name adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe and Mac Duinnshléibhe (see Dunleavy). Americanized form of Jewish Lowenstein.

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


Similar surnames: Covington, Elvington, Ludington, Liston, Winston, Levingston

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Where is the Livingston family from?

You can see how Livingston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Livingston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Livingston families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 137 Livingston families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Livingston's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Livingston families in 1840.
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What did your Livingston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Livingston. 16% of Livingston men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Livingston women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Livingston were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Livingston. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Livingston. For the veterans among your Livingston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Livingston lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Livingston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Livingston in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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