Origins Available: English
The ancient and distinguished surname Littman is probably derived from a Slavic personal name
such as "Litomir," "Litoslav," or "Litobor." These names are all derived from the Old Slavic "ljutu," meaning "wild" or "grim." Alternatively, the name may be derived from "Littau," the name of a town in Moravia. In this case, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of Littau who had settled in another region.
Early Origins of the Littman family
The surname Littman was first found in Silesia
, where they contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years, the Littman family branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Littman family
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Littman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Littmann, Litmann, Littman, Litman, Littmeyer, Litmayer, Littmeier, Litte, Littig, Litten, Littner, Littau, Litt, Littrow, Litke and many more.
Early Notables of the Littman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Littman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Littman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F. S. Littman, who arrived in Baltimore in 1833
Contemporary Notables of the name Littman (post 1700)
- Mark Littman (b. 1920), English president of the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance, and Industry in England, and Deputy Chairman of the British Steel Corporation