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Littlewood Family History

Littlewood Surname Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): habitational name from a lost place called Littlewood in Cartworth Yorkshire named with Old English l̄ȳtel ‘small’ + wudu ‘wood’. Occasionally perhaps from unidentified places called Littlewood in Worcestershire and Kent.

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


Similar surnames: Littleford, Littleton, Littlehale, Gatewood, Hazelwood, Littlefield

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Where is the Littlewood family from?

You can see how Littlewood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Littlewood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Littlewood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2,060 Littlewood families living in Yorkshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Littlewood's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Littlewood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Littlewood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Littlewood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Littlewood. 11% of Littlewood men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Littlewood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Littlewood were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Littlewood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Littlewood 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Littlewood. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Littlewood. For the veterans among your Littlewood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Littlewood lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Littlewood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Littlewood in 1953 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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