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Origins of the Little surname

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About the Littles

We have a total number of 177185 records for people with the last name Little.

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Alternative variations of the name Little

Little, Littles, Littel, Litle, Liddel, Liddle

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Where do most Littles live?

In 1921, most Littles lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Littles

How common is your surname?

328th most common surname in the UK

We have 137,000 records for the Little surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Littles most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Little first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Little family members

Common jobs for Littles

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Littles in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




House Servant


Common Male occupations for Littles in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner




General Labourer




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