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Where did the Scottish Liston family come from? What is the Scottish Liston family crest and coat of arms? When did the Liston family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Liston family history?The chronicles of the Liston family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived at Liston in the county of Midlothian.
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Liston has been spelled Liston, Lyston, Listen and others.
First found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liston research. Another 196 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1163, 1296, 1794, and 1847 are included under the topic Early Liston History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Liston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:
Liston Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Liston Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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: Poco a poca
Motto Translation: By little and little.
The Liston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Liston 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.
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