The ancient and distinguished surname Litt 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 Litt family
The surname Litt 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 Litt family branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Litt family
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Litt 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 Litt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Litt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Litt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anna Elisabetha Litt, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1758 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Litt (post 1700)
- David C. Litt (b. 1949), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, 1995 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html