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Little Family History

Little Name Meaning
English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English l¯tel, originally a diminutive of l¯t (see Light 3).Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ (see Begin).Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.Translation of any of various other European name meaning ‘little’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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914,888 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
106,624 Military Records
64,499 Immigration Records
705,013 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Little Families

  • Number of Little families
     512 - 1,021
     171 - 511
     1 - 170
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Little families
     1,004 - 2,005
     335 - 1,003
     1 - 334
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Little families
     390 - 777
     131 - 389
     1 - 130
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Little Family Origin

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Little Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Little

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Little Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Little Civil War Service Records

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