Origins Available: English
The name latey is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as a servant of a noble lady. The surname latey 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 latey family
The surname latey was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the latey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latey 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 latey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
latey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of latey include Ladyman, Ledyman, Ladymen, Laudyman, Lauediman and many more.
Early Notables of the latey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the latey family to Ireland
Some of the latey 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 latey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The latey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Abigall Ladyman, who sailed to Virginia in 1695; and John Ladyman to Nova Scotia in 1749.