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Ligon Early Origins



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.

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Ligon Spelling Variations


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Ligon Spelling Variations



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

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Ligon Early History


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Ligon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ligon research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1585, 1600, and 1662 are included under the topic Early Ligon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ligon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ligon Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ligon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Ligon, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Thomas Ligon, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [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)
  • Hugh Ligon, who arrived in Virginia in 1669
  • Simon Ligon, who arrived in Virginia in 1693
  • William Ligon, who arrived in Virginia in 1699 [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)

Ligon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Richard Ligon, whose Oaths of Allegiance were recorded Powhatan Co. VA in 1777

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ligon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ligon (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • C. R. Ligon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1912
  • W. O. Ligon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1908, 1916
  • Woodson I. Ligon, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1850-53
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ligon Family Crest Products


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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)

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  11. ...

The Ligon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ligon 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 22 May 2016 at 02:03.

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