Littau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished surname Littau 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 Littau family

The surname Littau 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 Littau family branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Littau family

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

Littau 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 Littau family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Littau family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: F. S. Littman, who arrived in Baltimore in 1833; Louis Littmann, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1850; Conrad Littner, who came to Philadelphia in 1878.

Contemporary Notables of the name Littau (post 1700)

  • Julian A. Littau, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1957 [1]
  • Daniel Littau (b. 1991), German actor, best known for his role as Paul Leopold in the television series Hotel 13

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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