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Litten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient and distinguished surname Litten 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 Litten family


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

Early History of the Litten family


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Litten 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 Litten family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Litten family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Litten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Litten, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Aller" from Bremen, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BX-WM5 : 6 December 2014), Edw. Litten, 23 Jun 1893; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Aller, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • H.H. Litten, aged 50, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Saint Louis" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX3X-HMC : 6 December 2014), H.H. Litten, 12 Oct 1895; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Litten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred W. Litten, aged 49, originally from Hooten, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NF-QY6 : 6 December 2014), Alfred W. Litten, 24 Apr 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Litten, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Soton [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NB-V3B : 6 December 2014), William Litten, 01 Jul 1921; citing departure port Soton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Litten Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Litten, aged 45, a dressmaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Litten (post 1700)


  • Kevin Litten, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 2002, 2004 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fred W. Litten, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Moritz Litten (1845-1907), German physician who identified Litten's sign
  • Irmgard Litten (1879-1953), née Wust, a German writer, wife of Friedrich Litten
  • Hans Achim Litten (1903-1938), German lawyer who represented opponents of the Nazis in 1929 through 1932; he once cross-examined Hitler for three hours
  • Friedrich Julius Litten (1873-1940), German jurist and a university college teacher
  • Peter Mackenzie Litten (b. 1960), British film director and designer
  • Derren Litten (b. 1970), English comedy writer and actor

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BX-WM5 : 6 December 2014), Edw. Litten, 23 Jun 1893; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Aller, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX3X-HMC : 6 December 2014), H.H. Litten, 12 Oct 1895; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NF-QY6 : 6 December 2014), Alfred W. Litten, 24 Apr 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NB-V3B : 6 December 2014), William Litten, 01 Jul 1921; citing departure port Soton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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