The name Littrell arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Littrell family lived in Nottinghamshire
. Many people think the name Luttrell
was originally derived from the Old French word l'outre
which means otter,
but others believe the name could have been derived from Lutterell,
a place in Normandy.
"Robert Lotrel and Hugh his son were benefactors to the Abbey of Barberie, Normandy and its foundation. Symon Mutro was mentioned in England in 1130." CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Littrell family
The surname Littrell was first found in Lincolnshire
where one of the first records of the name was Sir Geoffrey de Luterel I (1160-1222), courtier and confidante of King John. His son, Robert Luttrel was Lord Chancellor of Ireland
(1238-1245) and his great grandson Sir Geoffrey Luttrell III (1276-1345) held a family seat
at Irnham Hall at Irnham in Lincolnshire
We must also look to Yorkshire for the family's ancient lineage. "In the reigns of Henry I. and Stephen, Sir J. Luttrell (probably a grandson of the Norman warrior) held in capite, the manor of Hoton Pagnel which eventually devolved upon an heiress, who married John Scott, feudal Lord of Calverley, and Steward of the household to the Empress Maud. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Later, a branch of the family held a family seat at Beskaby in Leicestershire. "The manor of 'Bescoldeby' was held in 1363 by Andrew Luttrell, for Croxton Abbey." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Littrell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littrell research.Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1518, 1551, 1628, 1666, 1656, 1666, 1490, 1554, 1657, 1732, 1226, 1238, 1420, 1655, 1717, 1713, 1787 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Littrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Littrell Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Luttrell, Loteral, Lutteral, Lutterall, Lutterell and many more.
Early Notables of the Littrell family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Luttrell (c.
1518-1551), who took the Queen of Scotland
prisoner on the field of battle; Francis Luttrell (1628 - 1666), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1656 and 1666; Sir Thomas... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Littrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Littrell family to Ireland
Some of the Littrell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Littrell family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Littrell or a variant listed above:
Littrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Marion Littrell, aged 37, who settled in Raton, New Mexico, in 1919
- Roy Littrell, aged 33, who emigrated to Raton, New Mexico, in 1919
Contemporary Notables of the name Littrell (post 1700)
- Gary Lee Littrell (b. 1944), retired United States Army Command Sergeant Major, recipient of the Medal of Honor
- Jack Napier Littrell (1929-2009), American Major League Baseball shortstop who played from 1952 through 1957
- Brian Thomas Littrell (b. 1975), American singer, member of the "Backstreet Boys"
The Littrell Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quaesita marte tuenda arte
Motto Translation: Things obtained by war must be defended by art.
Littrell Family Crest Products
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.