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The lineage of the name Littlewood begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived by a small grove of trees or near a grove of young trees or saplings. The surname Littlewood belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Littlewood Early Origins



The surname Littlewood was first found in Lancashire 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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Littlewood Spelling Variations


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Littlewood Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Littlewood has undergone many spelling variations, including Littlewood, Lyttlewood and others.

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Littlewood Early History


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Littlewood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littlewood research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Littlewood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Littlewood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Littlewood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Littlewood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Littlewood were among those contributors:

Littlewood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Littlewood settled in Virginia in 1642 with her husband William
  • Eliza Littlewood, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • William Littlewood, who arrived in Virginia in 1649
  • Peter Littlewood settled in Barbados in 1678

Littlewood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Littlewood, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Jacob Littlewood, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Ben Littlewood arrived in Philadelphia in 1774

Littlewood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C Littlewood, aged 35, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1843
  • Harry Littlewood arrived in Philadelphia in 1865

Littlewood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Littlewood, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Littlewood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Littlewood, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834

Littlewood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Littlewood, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Littlewood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Littlewood landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Emma Littlewood, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Emma L. Littlewood, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Herbert P. Littlewood, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Fanny L. Littlewood, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Littlewood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Littlewood (post 1700)



  • Cecil "Chic" Littlewood (1930-2015), English-born, New Zealand television entertainer and actor
  • John Edensor Littlewood (1885-1977), English mathematician
  • Peter Littlewood (b. 1955), British physicist
  • Dominic Littlewood (b. 1965), English television presenter and journalist
  • John Eric Littlewood (1931-2009), British Mathematician and chess player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. 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.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Littlewood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Littlewood 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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