Lathropp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lathropp family

The surname Lathropp was first found in Yorkshire where conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Lowthorpe, held by Beverley from the Archbishop of York who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Lowthorpe, now a parish in the union of Driffield, wapentake of Dickering, East Riding of Yorkshire. "The village, which is small, is to the south of the road from Driffield to Bridlington. " [1]

Literally the place name means "outlying farmstead or hamlet of a man called Logi," from the Viking personal name + "thorpe." [2]

Early History of the Lathropp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lathropp research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1161, 1584, 1653, 1584, 1601, 1605, 1609, 1623, 1632, 1634, 1740, 1816, 1790 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Lathropp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lathropp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lathrop, Lathropp, Lowthrop, Lowthorpe, Lowethrop, Lowthrup, Lathrup, Lowthrope, Lawthrope, Leythorp, Leythropp and many more.

Early Notables of the Lathropp family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Lothropp (1584-1653), sometimes spelled Lothrop or Lathrop, an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. Born in Elton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, he was baptised on 20 December 1584. He attended Queens' College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in 1601, graduated with a BA in 1605, and with an MA in 1609. He was ordained in the Church of England and appointed curate of a local parish in Egerton, Kent. But in 1623 he renounced his orders and joined the cause of the Independents. Following...
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United States Lathropp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lathropp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Lathropp, who landed in Massachusetts in 1634 [3]
  • Jon Lathropp, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [3]

Australia Lathropp migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lathropp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert William Felton Lathropp, (b. 1777), aged 38, English solider who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Fanny" on 25th August 1815, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1850 [4]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th September 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/fairlie


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