Liddell, Liddle- (Eng)- One who came from Liddell (Loud River Valley) or dweller at the Liddell River both in Cumberland.
The Liddell River is located in Ireland.
In the Scottish Surname, Clifford Sims writes,
"Local: From the river Liddell"
According to the story that has been handed down generation
after generation...Long, long, long ago far away in Ireland there was a terrible flood destroying everything surrounding Liddell
river. After the flood some children found a baby near the Liddell River. No trace of the baby's parents or any relative.
The children took the baby home to their parents they raised the child up and since he had no name or identity they gave him
the name, Liddell. Since they found him at the river, like the biblical story they called him Moses, Moses Liddell.
Moses grew up, married and had a family along the Liddell
river. They family grew and some came to America. From this baby alone at the Liddell River...this move that the Liddells
in America are descendants of....
*This story was repeated to Bettye Swims from a direct descendant of Moses M. Liddell