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The ancient and distinguished surname Littner 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.
The surname Littner 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 Littner family branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Littner research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1491, 1781, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Littner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Littner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Littner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Littner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Littner 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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