Livingston (surname)

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Livingston is a surname with several different origins. The name itself originates in Scotland as a habitational name derived from Livingston in Lothian which was originally named in Middle English Levingston. This place name was originally named after a man named Levin who appears in several 12th century charters. In Ireland (and in some cases Scotland), the name was adopted by people bearing the Gaelic surnames Ó Duinnshléibhe and Mac Duinnshléibhe. Livingston can also be an Americanized form of Lowenstein, a Jewish surname.[1]

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  1. ^ "Livingston Name Meaning and History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 24 February 2009.