When Harland Bascum Little was born on 2 October 1901, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, his father, Arthur Prather Little, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Jane McCall, was 23. He married Ila Mahala Coulter on 17 August 1922, in Newton, Catawba, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bassett, Henry, Virginia, United States in 1935 and South River District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 17 December 1956, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Denver, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States.
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).
Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ (see Began ).
Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘little’, e.g. French Petit , Polish Mały (see Maly 1).