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The Livingstone surname is habitational, derived from a place named Livingstone (Levingston) in the parish of Linlithgow, West Lothian. The earliest progenitor of the Clan was Livingus, who was at least a noble. Some historians even say that he was a knight of the Hungarian court, who accompanied Margaret, wife of King Malcolm Ceanmore of Scotland, on her journey to Scotland. Other historians claim that Livingus was actually a Saxon who joined the train of Queen Margaret on her way through England and Scotland. In any case, records show he called his territories Levingestun, and that the church of "Leuiggestun," and "a half carucate of land and a toft" were granted to the Monks of Holyrood in the 12th century.

Livingstone Early Origins



The surname Livingstone was first found in West Lothian. From this small beginning the Clan would grow into the nobility of Scotland and achieve the Earldoms of Callander, Linlithgow and Newburgh; the viscountcies of Kilsyth, Kinnaird and Teviot and the Lordships of Livingston.

Such was the power of this great Clan, that when William Douglas assumed the Regency of Scotland, from his father, the Earl of Douglas who became regent in 1437, he persuaded Lord Livingston to enter into a compact with him to become the Lieutenant of Scotland. When King James II came of age, William Douglas turned on the Livingston Clan, executed the Chief and seized many of their lands. For the next century the Livingston Clan, probably numbering over a thousand armed warriors, was a power unto itself in its home territories in Linlithgow, and they became hereditary keepers of the Royal Palace.


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Livingstone Spelling Variations


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Livingstone Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Livingston, Levinson, Livingstone, Livington, Levinston, Levingston, Lewynston, MacLeay and many more.

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Livingstone Early History


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Livingstone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Livingstone research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1715, 1390, 1460, 1467, 1483, 1623, 1600, 1590, 1674, 1616, 1690, 1654, 1728 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Livingstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Livingstone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Livingstone Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Livingston (ca.1390-ca.1460), Abbot-elect of Newbattle, Abbot of Dundrennan, nominal Bishop of Dunkeld, advisor to Kings James I and James II of Scotland; James Livingstone (d. 1467), 1st Lord Livingston; James Livingston, Bishop of Dunkeld, who was elected Chancellor of Scotland in 1483; Alexander Livingstone...

Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Livingstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Livingstone In Ireland


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Livingstone In Ireland



Some of the Livingstone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Livingstone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Livingstone, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

Livingstone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Ezeldel Livingstone, who landed in Mississippi in 1876

Livingstone Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cathn Livingstone, aged 26, arrived in Canada in 1812-1814

Livingstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Malcolm Livingstone, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Donald Livingstone, aged 30, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Janet Livingstone, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Mary Livingstone, aged 21, a house maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

Livingstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Livingstone, aged 27, a farm servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Malcolm Livingstone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • John Livingstone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Jane Livingstone, aged 27, a housekeeper, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Dugald Livingstone, aged 22, a shepherd, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Livingstone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Livingstone (post 1700)



  • Susan Morrisey Livingstone (b. 1946), former Acting U.S. Secretary of the Navy
  • Mary Livingstone (1905-1983), born Sadie Marks, American radio comedienne
  • William Livingstone, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916
  • Robert J. Livingstone (b. 1867), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sharon, 1902
  • Mary Livingstone, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1932
  • Isaac Livingstone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Edwin H. Livingstone, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, 1921-24
  • Edwin F. Livingstone, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1932
  • Benjamin F. Livingstone, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1911
  • Dugald "Duggie" Livingstone (1898-1981), Scottish football player and manager
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Livingstone Historic Events


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Livingstone Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert J Livingstone (b. 1906), Scottish Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Cardon, Dumbarton, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Bertram Daniel Livingstone (b. 1918), British Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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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: Si je puis
Motto Translation: If I can.


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Livingstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Livingstone 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.

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