Origins Available: English
The ancestry of the name laten dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Litton
located throughout various counties in England
. laten is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the laten family
The surname laten was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the laten family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laten research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1615, 1586, 1611, 1581, 1660, 1640, 1648, 1562, 1615, 1615 and 1674 are included under the topic Early laten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
laten Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name laten have been found, including Lytton, Litton and others.
Early Notables of the laten family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Lytton of Derbyshire; Sir Roland Lytton (ca. 1562-1615) (also Rowland Litton), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1586 and 1611; Sir... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the laten family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name laten, or a variant listed above: William Litton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and five children and servants; John Litton settled in Virginia in 1623; Nicholas Litton settled in Virginia in 1630..