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Littleton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places mostly in southwestern England named in Old English as ‘small settlement’ from lȳtel ‘small’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Nettleton, Litton, Littlewood, Singleton, Middleton, Castleton

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Where is the Littleton family from?

You can see how Littleton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Littleton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Littleton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 109 Littleton families living in Cornwall. This was about 23% of all the recorded Littleton's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Littleton families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Littleton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Littleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Littleton. 38% of Littleton men worked as a Farmer and 57% of Littleton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Littleton were General Labourer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Private Means
    11%
  • Farmer Retired
    11%
  • General Labourer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    57%
  • Private Means
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Littleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Littleton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Littleton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Littleton. For the veterans among your Littleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Littleton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Littleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Littleton in 1942 was 48, and 70 in 2004.

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