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Early Origins of the Liggins family


The surname Liggins was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Liggins family


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Liggins Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ligon, Ligone, Liggon, Ligonn, Liggonn, Ligone and many more.

Early Notables of the Liggins family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Richard Ligon (1585?-1662), British author who lost his fortune and fled to the Barbadoes. His work, a folio with maps and...
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Migration of the Liggins family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Liggins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Liggins, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Servia" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7Y-PM5 : 6 December 2014), Wm. Liggins, 09 Sep 1896; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Servia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Liggins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. Liggins, aged 32, originally from Manchester, arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Umbria" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFG9-RMD : 6 December 2014), Wm. Liggins, 26 Jan 1902; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maria Liggins, aged 47, originally from Coventry, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFW7-XJS : 6 December 2014), Maria Liggins, 19 Aug 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • May Liggins, aged 27, originally from Kenilworth, England, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Lusitania" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPF-CZR : 6 December 2014), May Liggins, 10 Jul 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lusitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Louisa Liggins, aged 40, originally from Toronto, Canada, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ7G-KPR : 6 December 2014), Louisa Liggins, 29 Aug 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Josephina Liggins, aged 19, originally from Toronto, Canada, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ7G-KPT : 6 December 2014), Josephina Liggins, 29 Aug 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Contemporary Notables of the name Liggins (post 1700)


  • Jimmy Liggins (1918-1983), born James L. Elliott, an American R&B guitarist and bandleader; he and his brother adopted his stepfather's surname, Liggins, as children
  • Joseph Christopher "Joe" Liggins Jr. (1916-1987), born Theodro Elliott, an American R&B, jazz and blues pianist and vocalist, leader of Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers, older brother of Jimmy Liggins
  • Granville "Granny" Liggins (b. 1946), former American football and a Canadian Football League player
  • DeAndre Desmond Liggins (b. 1988), American professional NBA basketball player
  • John Liggins (1829-1912), English Episcopalian missionary to China and Japan, the first Protestant missionary and ordained representative of Anglican Communion to reach Japan
  • John Granville "Jack" Liggins (1906-1976), English footballer who played professionally from 1930 through 1936
  • Frederick Liggins (1873-1926), New Zealand cricketer who played eight first-class matches for Otago between 1896 and 1901
  • Sir Graham "Mont" Collingwood Liggins CBE, FRS, FRSNZ (b. 1926), New Zealand medical scientist, a pioneer in the use of hormone injections in 1972, eponym of the Liggins Institute

Historic Events for the Liggins family



Halifax Explosion

  • Master Edwin  Liggins (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Annie  Liggins (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7Y-PM5 : 6 December 2014), Wm. Liggins, 09 Sep 1896; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Servia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFG9-RMD : 6 December 2014), Wm. Liggins, 26 Jan 1902; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Umbria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFW7-XJS : 6 December 2014), Maria Liggins, 19 Aug 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPF-CZR : 6 December 2014), May Liggins, 10 Jul 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lusitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ7G-KPR : 6 December 2014), Louisa Liggins, 29 Aug 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ7G-KPT : 6 December 2014), Josephina Liggins, 29 Aug 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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