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The Littburne surname is thought to be derived from a place name. Littlebury in Essex was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Litelbyria" manor and was owned by Ely Abbey from the ninth century.

Littburne Early Origins



The surname Littburne was first found in West Essex, at Littlebury, a small village that dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Lylanbyrig c. 1000. The place name literally means "little fort or stronghold," from the Old English words "lytel" + "burh." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish church of Holy Trinity was built c. 1163 on the site of a Roman camp. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Fillingham, held by Anskettle from Roger Poitou a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Littburne Early History


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Littburne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littburne research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1190, 1274, 1267, 1272 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Littburne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Littburne Spelling Variations


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Littburne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Littlebury, Littlebry, Littleberry, Littleberrie, Littleburrie, Liddlebury and many more.

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Littburne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Littburne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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: Thomas Littlebury, who came to Philadelphia in 1832.

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