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The Littlehales surname comes from the from Old English words "lyttel," meaning "small," and "halh," meaning a "hollow." As such, it may have been a topographic name for such a place, or perhaps a habitational name taken on from a minor place name.

Littlehales Early Origins



The surname Littlehales was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

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Littlehales Spelling Variations


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Littlehales Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Littlehays, Littlehayes, Littlehales and many more.

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Littlehales Early History


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Littlehales Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littlehales research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1703, 1792, 1802, 1804, 1817, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Littlehales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Littlehales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Littlehales Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include the Littlehoys family of Shropshire. Reverend Joseph Littlehales (d. 1804) was the Vicar at Brill, Buckinghamshire, England. Edward Baker Littlehales...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Littlehales 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:

Littlehales Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Littlehales, a servant sent to Barbados in 1670

Littlehales Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Clayton Haines Littlehales, who arrived in Jamaica in 1764

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Contemporary Notables of the name Littlehales (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Littlehales (post 1700)



  • George Washington Littlehales (1860-1943), American mathematician, oceanographer, and civil engineer, Chairman of the Section of Physical Oceanography, American Geophysical Union, eponym of three survey ships named USS Littlehales
  • Harry Littlehales (1901-1989), English footballer who played from 1923 to 1932
  • Rev. Charles Gough Littlehales M.A. (1871-1945), English clergyman and cricketer who played for Essex (1896-1904)
  • Alfred "Alf" Littlehales (1867-1942), English professional footballer who played from 1892 to 1898
  • Dianne Littlehales (b. 1950), birth name of Dianne Lee, half of the British folk/pop duo Peters and Lee, active in the 1970s

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Finis coronat opus
Motto Translation: The end crowns the work.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Littlehales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Littlehales 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 May 2016 at 08:24.

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