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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.

Littau Early Origins



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.

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Littau Spelling Variations


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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.

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Littau Early History


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Littau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littau research. Another 232 words (17 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.

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Littau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Littau Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Littau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Littau (post 1700)



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Littau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Littau 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 28 April 2016 at 08:31.

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