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The ancient roots of the Lydon family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Lydon comes from when the family lived in the region of Litton located throughout various counties in England. Lydon is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Lydon Early Origins



The surname Lydon was first found in Derbyshire 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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Lydon Spelling Variations


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Lydon Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Lydon has appeared include Lytton, Litton and others.

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Lydon Early History


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Lydon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lydon research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1615, 1586, 1611, 1581, 1660, 1640, 1648, 1562, 1615, 1615 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Lydon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lydon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lydon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Lytton of Derbyshire; Sir Roland Lytton ( ca. 1562-1615) (also Rowland Litton), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1586 and 1611; Sir...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lydon 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lydon arrived in North America very early:

Lydon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Lydon, who landed in Arkansas in 1876

Lydon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Lydon, aged 53, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QX-J47 : 6 December 2014), John Lydon, 04 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Patrick Lydon, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Pollux" from Caibarien, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-42R : 6 December 2014), Patrick Lydon, 10 Mar 1919; citing departure port Caibarien, arrival port New York, ship name Pollux, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Peter Lydon, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Phidias" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67P-FPV : 6 December 2014), Peter Lydon, 03 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Phidias, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Patrick Joseph Lydon, aged 20, originally from Ireland, Galway, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W6-S2R : 6 December 2014), Patrick Joseph Lydon, 17 Oct 1919; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Peter Lydon, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Phidias" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WV-KMV : 6 December 2014), Peter Lydon, 27 Oct 1919; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Phidias, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lydon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martin Lydon, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lydon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lydon (post 1700)



  • William A. Lydon (1863-1918), American founder of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company
  • Wayne Lydon (b. 1981), American professional baseball outfielder
  • Joseph Patrick Lydon (1878-1937), American sliver and bronze Olympic medalist for welterweight boxing and football at the 1904 games
  • Joe Lydon (1878-1937), American welterweight boxer
  • Jimmy Lydon (b. 1923), American movie actor and television producer
  • Christopher Lydon (b. 1940), American media personality and author
  • Alexandra Lydon (b. 1979), Irish and American television actress
  • William R. Lydon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1944
  • Thomas E. Lydon Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, 1977-81
  • Richard Paul Lydon (1868-1946), American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1920-38
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QX-J47 : 6 December 2014), John Lydon, 04 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-42R : 6 December 2014), Patrick Lydon, 10 Mar 1919; citing departure port Caibarien, arrival port New York, ship name Pollux, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67P-FPV : 6 December 2014), Peter Lydon, 03 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Phidias, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W6-S2R : 6 December 2014), Patrick Joseph Lydon, 17 Oct 1919; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WV-KMV : 6 December 2014), Peter Lydon, 27 Oct 1919; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Phidias, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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