Mary Ellen Littlejohn

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Littlejohn was born on 10 January 1879, her father, William Marion Littlejohn, was 30 and her mother, Sarah F Grammer, was 31. She lived in Union Precinct, Union, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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William Marion Littlejohn
Sarah F Grammer
Martha Littlejohn
William Andrew Littlejohn
Sarah Frances Littlejohn
Isaac Newton Littlejohn
Cora Isabelle Littlejohn
Ella Mae Littlejohn
Mary Ellen Littlejohn
James Littlejohn
Edith A. Leigh
George Victor Littlejohn
Otis Marion Littlejohn

Sources (3)

  • Mary Littlejohn in household of Marvan Littlejohn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Ellen Littlejohn, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Mary Ellen Littlejohn, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English litel ‘little’ (Old English lȳtel) + the Middle English personal name John . The nickname may have been used ironically for a giant, as with the outlaw character Little John in 17th-century tales and ballads of Robin Hood (though he is no giant in 15th-century texts).

In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of French Petitjean .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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