Littlefield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Littlefield family

The surname Littlefield was first found in Staffordshire at Lichfield, a city and county of itself, and the head of a union. "This place, called by Bede Licidfeld, and by Ingulphus and Henry of Huntingdon Lichfeld, both implying "the field of the dead," is supposed to have derived its name from the martyrdom of more than 1000 Christians, who are said to have been massacred here in the reign of the Emperor Diocletian." [1]

Important Dates for the Littlefield family

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Littlefield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lichfield, Litchfield, Lichford and others.

Early Notables of the Littlefield family (pre 1700)

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Littlefield migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Littlefield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Annis Littlefield, aged 38, who arrived in America in 1638 [2]
  • Francis Littlefield, who landed in New England in 1660 [2]
  • John Littlefield, who arrived in New England in 1671 [2]
Littlefield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • N Littlefield, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [2]
  • O L Littlefield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • C L Littlefield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1875 [2]

Littlefield migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Littlefield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Littlefield, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" [3]
  • John Littlefield, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 [3]
  • Louisa Littlefield, aged 39, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 [3]
  • Susanna Littlefield, aged 12, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 [3]
  • Marianna Littlefield, aged 9, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Littlefield (post 1700)

  • Nathaniel Swett Littlefield (1804-1882), American politician, United States Representative from Maine
  • Barak Thomas "Barry" Littlefield (1871-1936), American-born, Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse trainer, inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2000)
  • Richard Bernard "Dick" Littlefield (1926-1997), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played from 1950 through 1958
  • David Littlefield, American Major League Baseball executive, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates (2001-2007)
  • Little Willie Littlefield (b. 1931), American R&B and boogie-woogie pianist and singer
  • Lucien Littlefield (1895-1960), American actor in the silent film era who appeared in 281 titles, probably best known for her role with Laurel and Hardy in Sons of the Desert (1933)
  • Arthur W. Littlefield, American co-founder of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, an independent publishing house in 1949
  • George Washington Littlefield (1842-1920), American Confederate Army officer, cattleman, banker, and regent of the University of Texas
  • Corporal George H. Littlefield, American Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War
  • Catherine Littlefield (1908-1951), American ballet dancer, one of the first inductees into the Hall of Fame of the National Museum of Dance
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA QUEEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SeaQueen.htm
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