Littell Family History

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Littell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Little.

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

Similar surnames: Littel, Kittell, Littrell, Litten, Kettell, Littrel, Cattell

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Littell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Littell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Littell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Littell Family Origin

Where is the Littell family from?

Littell Family Occupations

What did your Littell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Littell family was Farming. The most common Littell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Littell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Littell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Littell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Littell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Littell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Littell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Littell. For the veterans among your Littell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Littell Life Expectancy

What is the average Littell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Littell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Littell in 1954 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Littell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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