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Where did the Scottish Liddle family come from? What is the Scottish Liddle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Liddle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Liddle family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Liddell, Liddel, Liddall, Liddle and others.

First found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liddle research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1300, and 1400 are included under the topic Early Liddle History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Liddle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Liddle Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Liddle settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Tho Liddle, who landed in Virginia in 1650

Liddle Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • George Liddle, aged 15, landed in Georgia in 1775

Liddle Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • John Liddle, who arrived in New York in 1812
  • Alexander Liddle, who landed in New York in 1812
  • Thomas Liddle, who arrived in New York in 1812
  • Robert Liddle, who landed in New York in 1812
  • William Liddle, who arrived in Indiana in 1832


  • Don Liddle (1925-2000), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
  • Steven Michael "Steve" Liddle (b. 1959), American Major League Baseball bench coach
  • Roderick E. L. "Rod" Liddle (b. 1960), British journalist, former editor of BBC Radio 4 's Today program
  • Roger John Liddle (b. 1947), Baron Liddle, British political adviser
  • Gary Liddle (b. 1986), English footballer
  • Christopher Liddle (b. 1984), English cricket player
  • Craig Liddle (b. 1971), English former footballer
  • James Frederick "Fred" Liddle (b. 1904), English professional association football
  • Jeremy "Krikit" Liddle, Canadian bass guitarist of pop punk band Faber Drive
  • Andrew R. Liddle (b. 1965), English professor of astrophysics at the University of Sussex, Brighton


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Hinc odor et sanitas
Motto Translation: Hence fragrance and health.


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  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  11. ...

The Liddle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Liddle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 4 July 2014 at 22:36.

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