The name Literall reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Literall family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Literall 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 Literall family
The surname Literall 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 Literall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Literall research.Another 202 words (14 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 Literall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Literall Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Literall family name include Luttrell, Loteral, Lutteral, Lutterall, Lutterell and many more.
Early Notables of the Literall 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 Literall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Literall family to Ireland
Some of the Literall family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 220 words (16 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 Literall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Literall family to immigrate North America: Walter Luttrell, who came to Barbados in 1635; James Luttrell, who settled in New England
in 1759; Elizabeth Luttrell, who came to New Brunswick in 1824.
The Literall 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.