Litman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished surname Litman is probably derived from a Slavic personal name such as "Litomir," "Litoslav," or "Litobor." These names are all derived from the Old Slavic "ljutu," meaning "wild" or "grim." Alternatively, the name may be derived from "Littau," the name of a town in Moravia. In this case, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of Littau who had settled in another region.

Early Origins of the Litman family

The surname Litman was first found in Silesia, where they contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years, the Litman family branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Litman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Litman research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1491, 1781, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Litman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Litman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Littmann, Litmann, Littman, Litman, Littmeyer, Litmayer, Littmeier, Litte, Littig, Litten, Littner, Littau, Litt, Littrow, Litke and many more.

Early Notables of the Litman family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Litman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Litman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Litman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anthoyne Litman, who arrived in Jamaica in 1750 [1]
  • Valentin Litman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Litman (post 1700)

  • Harry Litman, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1998 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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