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The chronicles of the Liston family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived at Liston in the county of Midlothian.

Liston Early Origins



The surname Liston was first found in Midlothian, 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.

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Liston Spelling Variations


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Liston Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Liston has been spelled Liston, Lyston, Listen and others.

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Liston Early History


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Liston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liston research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1163, 1296, 1794, and 1847 are included under the topic Early Liston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Liston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Liston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Liston In Ireland


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Liston In Ireland



Some of the Liston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Liston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Morris Liston, who arrived in Maryland in 1665

Liston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Elizabeth Liston, who arrived in New York in 1811
  • Eliza Liston, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • John Liston, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Andrew Liston, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • Michael Liston arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Liston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Liston, aged 29, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Mary Liston, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Henrietta Liston, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Liston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Liston (post 1700)



  • Larry Liston (b. 1952), American politician, Member of the Colorado House of Representatives (2005-)
  • Virginia Liston (1890-1932), American classic female blues and jazz singer
  • Melba Doretta Liston (1926-1999), American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer
  • Patricia Maureen "Tricia" Liston (b. 1992), American gold medalist professional basketball player
  • Emil S. "Liz" Liston (1890-1949), American athletic coach and administrator at Wesleyan University and Baker University, posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975
  • Edward J. Liston Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980
  • Charles L "Sonny" Liston (1932-1970), American formidable boxer who became world heavyweight champion in 1962
  • Robert Liston (1730-1796), Scottish Minister, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
  • Sir Robert Liston GCB, PC (1742-1836), Scottish-born, British diplomat, Ambassador to Sweden (1788-1793), Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (1793-1796)
  • Henry Liston (1771-1836), Scottish minister and inventor of a pipe organ he called the "Euharmonic Organ"
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Poco a poca
Motto Translation: By little and little.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Liston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Liston 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 18 September 2016 at 15:34.

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