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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.

Litt Early Origins



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.

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Litt Spelling Variations


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Litt 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.

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Litt Early History


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Litt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Litt research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1491, 1781, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Litt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Litt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Litt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Litt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Litt (post 1700)



  • David C. Litt (b. 1949), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, 1995

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Litt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Litt 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 24 September 2016 at 19:56.

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