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.
Early Origins of the Littner family
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.
Early History of the Littner family
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Littner 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 Littner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Littner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Littner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J G Littner, who arrived in New York in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Conrad Littner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1878