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Liger Family History

Liger Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lier, Luger, Leger, Oliger, Tiger, Liber, Lager, Linger, Limer

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Where is the Liger family from?

You can see how Liger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liger family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Liger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Liger family living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Liger's in Canada. New Brunswick and 1 other province had the highest population of Liger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Liger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Liger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Liger. 39% of Liger men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Liger women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Liger were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Proprietor
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Domestic
    20%
  • Cook
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Liger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liger 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 242 immigration records available for the last name Liger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 344 military records available for the last name Liger. For the veterans among your Liger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liger lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Liger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Liger in 1969 was 33, and 90 in 2004.

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