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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.

"Litherland was used as a surname. In 1246 Edith de Litherland complained that Yarwerth de Litherland had taken her cow; but he proved that she was his 'native' and that he seized the cow in lieu of her service. She was poor and had been abetted in the matter by Richard le Waleys and Henry de Standish. About 1320 the Henry de Litherland demised to Margaret his mother for life all his lands in Aughton, except his field of Stockbridge." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].


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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 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1548 and 1513 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)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Litherland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Litherland In Ireland


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Litherland In Ireland



Some of the Litherland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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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  1. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].

Other References

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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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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.

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