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Litherland Early Origins



The surname Litherland was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat in this township in the parish of Sefton. Although early records are scant, it is surmised that this ancient fief was named Lederland, amongst neighboring Bootle, Walton, Newsham, Childwall, Wavertree, West Derby, Speke, Crosby and Maghull and appeared in the Domesday Book in 1086. Litherland or Lederland appeared as Down Litherland, held by Roger de Poitou, a Norman noble. Lither or Leder succeeded the original Norman settler on the estate, and later it became the Lordship of Litherland. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Norman surnames survived predominantly and the family name was later referenced in the year 1513 when Robert of Lytherland or Lederland was recorded on tax records.

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Litherland Spelling Variations


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Litherland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Litherland, Lederland, Leatherland, Leather and others.

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Litherland Early History


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Litherland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Litherland research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Litherland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Litherland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Litherland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Litherland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Litherland, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • James Litherland, aged 2, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Agnes Litherland, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Ellen Litherland, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Litherland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Litherland, aged 33, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1911
  • Arthur Litherland, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1917
  • William Litherland, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Bispham, England, in 1918
  • Edith Litherland, aged 43, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1921
  • Dorothy Litherland, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Birmingham, England, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Litherland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Litherland (post 1700)



  • Martin Litherland OBE (1945-1986), English geologist from Woking, Leader of the Cordillera Real Geological Research Project in Ecuador (1986-1992)
  • James Litherland (b. 1949), English singer and guitarist from Salford, Lancashire
  • Peter Litherland (1756-1805), English watchmaker and inventor who patented the rack lever escapement for watches
  • Geoff Diego Litherland (b. 1979), Mexican-born, British geologist, son of Martin Litherland
  • Robert Kenneth "Bob" Litherland (b. 1930), British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Manchester Central (19791997)
  • Professor Albert Litherland, Canadian professor of Physics, University of Toronto

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Litherland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Litherland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 May 2016 at 17:31.

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