Little Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Little Name Meaning: Either from a person of small stature or quite the oposite. Or the younger of two bearers of the same personal name.

Little is one of the oldest of English surnames. From Middle English littel.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Little Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Little family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 373
Female Servant 238
Independent 165
Farmer 116
Labourer 115
Male Servant 112
Shoe Maker 40
Weaver 32
Coal Miner 32
Blacksmith 28
Dress Maker 28
Carpenter 27
Tailor 26
Ag Labourer 26
Draper 17
Mariner 17
Grocer 17
Gardener 16
Ag Lab 15
Joiner 14
Independant 13
Lead Miner 13
Shepherd 12
Miller 12
Laundress 11

Little Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Little 100% 84,300
2 Lettle 83% 433
3 Litle 83% 149
4 Lightle 71% 129
5 Lytle 67% 126

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The surname Little is the most popular version of all its varients

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