Littleburn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Littleburn 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 Littleburn family

The surname Littleburn 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] 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.

Important Dates for the Littleburn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littleburn research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1190, 1274, 1267, 1272 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Littleburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Littleburn Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Littleburn family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Littleburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Littleburn family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Littlebury, who came to Philadelphia in 1832.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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