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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.

Litten Early Origins



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.

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Litten Spelling Variations


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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.

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Litten Early History


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Litten Early History



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

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Litten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Litten Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Litten 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:

Litten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Litten, aged 39, 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, 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, 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, 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Litten (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Litten (post 1700)



  • Kevin Litten, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 2002, 2004
  • Fred W. Litten, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928
  • 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


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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.).

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Litten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Litten 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.

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