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Title: Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/1851
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 04 September 2008

Hi All, 


Preliminary check of the 1841 Scottish census reveals 122 residents in Argyll County that went by the name Livingstone and 773 that went by the name Livingston. 

Preliminary check of the 1851 Scottish census for Argyll County reveals 76 residents that went by the name Livingstone and 685 that went by the name Livingston. 

Both census results indicate a marked preference among respondents to the "Livingston" spelling which i found interesting. I wonder if after the later fame of Dr. Livingstone who himself changed the spelling of the name to Livingstone, would many of these families add the e to there name in the later 1800's.

I dont know how complete the census results are but it would seem to indicate 895 Livingstons/Livingstones in Argyll in 1841 and 761 Livingtons/Livingstones in Agyll in 1851 which to me does not indicate massive emigration between 1841 and 1851 of these people from there Argyll communities although we know a number of Livingstons did before 1841 and probably then after 1851. A look at subsequent census information after 1851 will be helpful to further access emigration from the crofts and tenant holdings in Argyll County to Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand. 

regards, 

Donald

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Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185104 September 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185104 September 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185106 September 2008Alan
         Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185125 October 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185107 September 2008Jill Richmond
      Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185126 October 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185126 October 2008Jill Richmond
   Livingston/Livingstone population in Argyll in 1841/185103 November 2008Donald (Liviingstone) Clink

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