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Origins of the Liddell surname

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About the Liddells

We have a total number of 26995 records for people with the last name Liddell.

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Where do most Liddells live?

In 1921, most Liddells lived in North East.


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Interesting facts about Liddells

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 21,500 records for the Liddell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1579.

Who were Liddells most likely to marry?

Smiths

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Browns

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What are the most common Liddell first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Liddells

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Liddells in 1921
Dressmaker

127

Housekeeper

73

Living On Own Means

57

Domestic Servant

56

Annuitant

43

Common Male occupations for Liddells in 1921
Coal Miner

273

Joiner

105

Farmer

74

Iron Moulder

69

Carter

67

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