Meaning Local: Of Livermere, two parishes, Great and Little Livermere, in county Suffolk, about six miles from Bury St. Edmunds. From Suffolk the surname wandered into Essex, where it is still known as Livermore.
From 'lleufer,' a light, and 'maur,' great - the great light. A name given to the first Christian king of Britain, hence called by the Romans 'Lucius,' which has in the Latin the same signification.
Origin English, Welsh, Irish, Falkland

Rank 9,774 (2000 US census) 11,191 (1990 US census)
Count 3,053 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 91.88%, or 2805 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 3.21%, or 98 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.49%, or 15 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.88%, or 27 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.41%, or 43 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.13%, or 65 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

Surnames that make great first names

We do not really know what surnames will make great first name. It is just highly subjective. What we can tell you is what last names historically been used as first name. We do not know if they will be great. We just know they have been at some time...

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