13,093 LITTLEJOHN members around the world
LITTLEJOHN Family HistoryThis is surely one of the most famous of all English surnames, being associated with the outlaw Robin Hood. It is however one of a quite large group of medieval surnames which include the prefix 'Little' as a means of endearment or explanation. These include the spellings as Littleboy, Littlechild, Littlefair, Littlejohn, Littlepage, and Littleproud, and all use the prefix to suggest a younger son or perhaps a daughter, who was much loved. However in the case of Littlejohn, also spelt Litteljohn and Littlejohns, and given the robust humour of those Chaucerian times, it may also have the alternative meaning of a very large man, as in the case of the famous Little John, also known as John Little, the second in command to the famous Robin Hood, and his band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous LITTLEJOHN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the LITTLEJOHN tribe
- Find your LITTLEJOHN ancestor
- Tell us about your LITTLEJOHN Family
- Tell us about your LITTLEJOHN ancestors
- Ask a question about the LITTLEJOHN history
- Leave a message for LITTLEJOHN family members
Invite more LITTLEJOHN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the LITTLEJOHN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the LITTLEJOHN live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!