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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Side box|main}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Little is a surname in the English language. The name is ultimately derived from the Middle English littel,<ref name="ancestry-Little"/> and the Old English lȳtel, which mean "little".<ref name="Reaney-281"/> In some cases the name was originally a nickname for a little man. In other cases, the name was used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name.<ref name="ancestry-Little"/> Early records of the name include: Litle, in 972; Litle, in about 1095; and le Lytle, in 1296.<ref name="Reaney-281">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}.</ref> The surname has absorbed several non English-language surnames. For example, Little is sometimes a translation of the Irish Ó Beagáin, meaning "descendant of Beagán". Little can also be a translation of the French Petit and Lepetit, as well as other surnames in various languages with the same meaning ("little"),<ref name="ancestry-Little">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}, which cited: {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}, for the surname "Little".</ref> especially the German name Klein during World War II.


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