The surname Ligon 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 Ligon family
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Ligon Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ligon, Ligone, Liggon, Ligonn, Liggonn, Ligone and many more.
Early Notables of the Ligon 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... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ligon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jim "Goose" Ligon (1944-2004), American professional basketball player
William Austin Ligon, the American co-founder and retired CEO of CarMax, Inc
Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901), fourth Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
Glenn Ligon, American conceptual artist whose work explores race, language, desire, and identity
Tom Ligon (b. 1945), American television actor
Thomas Watkins Ligon (1810-1881), American politician, the 30th Governor of Maryland
Grover Ligon (1885-1965), American actor
Thomas Watkins Ligon (1810-1881), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1843; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1845-49; Governor of Maryland, 1854-58 
Robert Fulwood Ligon Jr. (b. 1864), American Democrat politician, Mayor, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1886-88; Adjutant General of Alabama, 1896-99; Clerk of Alabama Supreme Court, 1899-1916 
Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901), American Democrat politician, Member of Alabama State House of Representatives, 1849; Member of Alabama State Senate, 1861; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1874-76 
^ 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)