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Although the most natural origin to attribute this name to is of the original bearer's diminutive size, and many genealogists make this error, the name is actually derived from the manor of Liddel, in Cumberland England.

Lytle Early Origins



The surname Lytle was first found in Roxburghshire, where Richard de Lidel had a grant of lands from the Church of Largs in 1202. The Little Clan territory followed the banks of the River Esk and part of Ewarsdale, and their immediate neighbors were the Armstrongs, Elliots and Beatties. Adam Lityll was a tenant of the Douglas Clan in the barony of Kilbucho in 1376. A branch also moved further northward to Aberdeen, but the main branch of the Clan remained around Roxburghshire. By 1350, they had become an established Clan closely affiliated to the Douglases and their territories were located in the Scottish West Marches, approximately twenty miles due north of Carlisle.

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Lytle Spelling Variations


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Lytle Spelling Variations



Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Lytle has been spelled Little, Littel, Littell and others.

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Lytle Early History


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Lytle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lytle research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lytle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lytle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lytle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lytle In Ireland


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Lytle In Ireland



Some of the Lytle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Lytle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Lytle, who landed in New York in 1798

Lytle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Lytle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • D.S. Lytle, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Isa I. Lytle, aged 49, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Frank Lytle, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from County Donegal, Ireland in 1893
  • Eliza Lytle, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lytle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen Lytle, aged 24, who landed in America from County Derry, Ireland in 1903
  • Katie B. Lytle, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Henry Lytle, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1905
  • Gertrude Fannie Lytle, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Caroline J. Lytle, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lytle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lytle (post 1700)



  • Herbert Lytle (1874-1932), American racecar driver
  • Edward Benson "Ed" Lytle (1862-1950), American Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Captain William Lytle (1728-1797), American officer, one of General Washington's elite corps of officers in the Revolutionary War who was deeded 1,200 acres which would later become known as Cincinnati
  • Jason Lytle (b. 1969), American musician best known for his work in the indie rock group Grandaddy
  • Marshall Lytle (1933-2013), American rock and roll musician, best known for his work with Bill Haley & His Comets
  • John "Johnny" Dillard Lytle (1932-1995), American jazz drummer and vibraphonist
  • Charlotte S. Lytle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield, 1920
  • Almon W. Lytle (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1925-45
  • David C. Lytle, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County, 1835
  • Frank P. Lytle, American Democrat politician, Constitutional Democratic Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1938
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Magnum in parvo
Motto Translation: Great things in a little


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Lytle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lytle 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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