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Ligon Name Meaning

English: variant of Lygon, name of an aristocratic English family said to be of Norman origin. The name is of unknown etymology. According to Morlet it is a variant of L’Higon, a patronymic from Higon, a southern French variant of Hugo. This seems rather doubtful. Polish (also Ligon): nickname from a derivative of Old Polish ligac ‘to lie’ or ‘to kick up a fuss’.

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

Similar surnames: Lion, Lison, Limon, Ligons, Leon, Liston, Linton, Linn, Biron, Mixon

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Ligon Family Origin

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Ligon Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ligon. 18% of Ligon men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Ligon women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ligon were Truck Driver and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Cook

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ligon Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Ligon. For the veterans among your Ligon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ligon Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ligon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ligon in 1945 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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