Origins Available: English
latay is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as a servant of a noble lady. The surname latay belongs to the category of occupational
names which associates a specific labor activity to an individual. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Early Origins of the latay family
The surname latay was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the latay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latay research.Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1296, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1581, 1625, 1700, 1787, 1625, 1684, 1658 and 1731 are included under the topic Early latay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
latay Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name latay has appeared include Ladyman, Ledyman, Ladymen, Laudyman, Lauediman and many more.
Early Notables of the latay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the latay family to Ireland
Some of the latay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the latay family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name latay arrived in North America very early: Abigall Ladyman, who sailed to Virginia in 1695; and John Ladyman to Nova Scotia in 1749.