The surname latch was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat. The name was first recorded in Scotland as early as the 12th century in Ayrshire and Galloway.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latch research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1519 is included under the topic Early latch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early latch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the latch family to Ireland
Some of the latch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 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 latch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Henry Latch, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" CITATION[CLOSE] South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.