Little, Littleton

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh

Little, Littleton—The names Begg (O'Beig), Beggan (O'Beagain), and Beggedon (O'Beagadain) respectively, have been anglicised Little in the districts of North Sligo, Cootehill, in Co. Cavan; Monaghan and Drogheda; the name Biggane being changed to Littleton in the districts about Castlerea in North Connacht, and about Tulla. And of MacFingan, a Kintyre sept, the latter being the origin of the N.E. Ulster and S.W. of Scotland Littles.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees