Last name: LITTLE

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LITTLE : This last name is indexed 359,415 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LITTLE : 1: English: nickname for a small man (if not ironic) or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name from Middle English littel Old English lȳtel (see Light 3).2: Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ (see Began).3: Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘little’ e.g. French Petit Polish Mały (see Maly 1).4: Native American: translation into English (and shortening) of a personal name based on (or just composed of) a word meaning ‘little’ such as Navajo Hastiin Yázhí ‘Little Man’ (see Yazzie). Compare Littleman and Shorty 1.

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