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Liddon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Liddon is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Liddon family once lived in the region of Litton located throughout various counties in England. Liddon is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Liddon family


The surname Liddon was first found in Derbyshire 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.

Early History of the Liddon family


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Liddon Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Liddon family name include Lytton, Litton and others.

Early Notables of the Liddon family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Lytton of Derbyshire; Sir Roland Lytton (ca. 1562-1615) (also Rowland Litton), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1586 and 1611; Sir...
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Migration of the Liddon family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Liddon surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Liddon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Liddon, who arrived in Virginia in 1706 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Liddon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Liddon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Emma Sophia Liddon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Sarah Liddon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Arab" in 1843 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ARAB 1843. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1843Arab.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Liddon (post 1700)


  • Henry Parry "H.P." Liddon (1829-1890), English theologian from Eastleigh, Hampshire, Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford (1870-1882)
  • Lt. Matthew Liddon, British officer who accompanied Sir William Edward Parry during his search for the Northwest Passage 1819–1820, eponym of Liddon Island and Cape Liddon, Nunavut, Canada
  • Gary "Gaz" Liddon, former British games reviewer who wrote for Crash and Zzap!64 in the 1980s, Chief Operating Officer at Climax Group since 2001

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ARAB 1843. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1843Arab.htm

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