The Littleborn 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.
Early Origins of the Littleborn family
The surname Littleborn 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." 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.
Early History of the Littleborn family
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Littleborn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Littlebury, Littlebry, Littleberry, Littleberrie, Littleburrie, Liddlebury and many more.
Early Notables of the Littleborn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Littleborn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Littlebury, who came to Philadelphia in 1832.