Lydon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lydon family

The surname Lydon was first found in Liddane, where they held a family seat as Chiefs in Tipperary. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.

Important Dates for the Lydon family

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Lydon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Liddane, Leyden, Lidane, Lydon, Fenessey, O'Fennessy, Litany, Littany, Lyden, Lydan, Leyden, Finnessy, Finnessy and many more.

Early Notables of the Lydon family (pre 1700)

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Lydon migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lydon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Lydon, who landed in Arkansas in 1876 [1]
Lydon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Lydon, aged 53, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Patrick Lydon, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Pollux" from Caibarien, Cuba [3]
  • Peter Lydon, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Phidias" from Liverpool, England [4]
  • Patrick Joseph Lydon, aged 20, originally from Ireland, Galway, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [5]
  • Peter Lydon, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Phidias" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lydon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lydon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Michael Lydon, British settler, as the 2nd Detachment of New Zealand Corps of Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Minerva" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th October 1847 [7]
  • Martin Lydon, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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 [8]
  • 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 [9]
  • Thomas E. Lydon Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, 1977-81 [9]
  • Richard Paul Lydon (1868-1946), American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1920-38 [9]
  • ... (Another 6 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. ^ "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.).
  3. ^ "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.).
  4. ^ "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.).
  5. ^ "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.).
  6. ^ "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.).
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2011, April 13) Joseph Lydon. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=57464
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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