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Early Origins of the Ligon family


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


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ligon research.
Another 136 words (10 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.

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.

Migration of the Ligon family to the New World and Oceana


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

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
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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