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The ancestors of the first families to use the name Littlejohn lived in ancient Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada. The name was then used as a nickname for a person who is the younger of two people bearing the name John. It was also used as an ironic nickname for a person who was of large stature, regardless of his personal name. Littlejohn is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress.

Littlejohn Early Origins



The surname Littlejohn was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Littlejohn Spelling Variations


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Littlejohn Spelling Variations



In various documents Littlejohn has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Littlejohn, Lytteljohn, Lyttlejohn and others.

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Littlejohn Early History


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Littlejohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littlejohn research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Littlejohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Littlejohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Littlejohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Littlejohn 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Littlejohn family emigrate to North America:

Littlejohn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Littlejohn, who settled in Portsmouth New Hampshire in 1630

Littlejohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Duncan and Elizabeth Littlejohn arrived in New York in 1775
  • Duncan Littlejohn, aged 38, landed in New York in 1775

Littlejohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Littlejohn, who landed in Maryland in 1803
  • John Littlejohn, who landed in Louisiana in 1810
  • Alexander Littlejohn, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1834
  • David Littlejohn, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1834
  • James Littlejohn, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Littlejohn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Peter Littlejohn U.E. who settled in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Littlejohn U.E. who settled in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Littlejohn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Littlejohn, aged 37, a dressmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Mary Littlejohn, aged 7, a child, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Hannah Littlejohn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849
  • Ellen Littlejohn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1850

Littlejohn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Littlejohn arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Littlejohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Littlejohn (post 1700)



  • Major-General Robert McGowan Littlejohn (1890-1982), American Commanding General American Graves Registration Command (1945-1946)
  • Dennis Gerald Littlejohn (b. 1954), American former Major League Baseball player
  • William C. "Bill" Littlejohn (1914-2010), American animator and union organizer
  • Richard Littlejohn (b. 1942), American singer/songwriter
  • Tamara Littlejohn (1944-2006), American actress and fashion model
  • William Littlejohn (b. 1929), Scottish artist
  • Stanley Littlejohn (1876-1917), English painting conservationist and restorer
  • Charles William Berry Littlejohn (1889-1960), English Olympic rower in the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Adrian Sylvester Littlejohn (b. 1970), English former footballer

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Littlejohn Historic Events


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Littlejohn Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alexander James Littlejohn, aged 40, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 13

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

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