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Multiple Origins for the Surname Lydon


Irish


Lydon Early Origins



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.

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Lydon Spelling Variations


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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.

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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 207 words (15 lines of text) 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)



More information is 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



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

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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  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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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