Livingstone

🏷  Semitic spook name · name   —   by Gerry · Nov 2018 · 118 words

The name Livingstone may be a variant of Loewenstein and thus of Levi. The Stone suffix means “disguised”.

The names Loewenstein and its variants seem to be derived from Levi. I would therefore also derive Livingstone from Levi. We can get a stepwise derivation both for the -stone and -stein variants.

As of ThePeerage.com lists several hundred Livingstones, including variants that are close to Levin.

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