Livingston Family History

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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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Livingston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Livingston name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Livingston. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Livingston Family Origin

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Livingston Family Occupations

What did your Livingston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Livingston. The most common Livingston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Livingston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Livingston family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Livingston ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Livingston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Livingston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Livingston 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 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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Draft Card

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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Livingston Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Livingston ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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