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Within the rugged landscape of Moors and hills called Wales the ancient name latimore was developed. At one time this surname was simply a name for a person who worked as an interpreter; such a person was otherwise known as a latimer. The surname latimore is derived from the Old French words latinier, latimier, and latimmer, which all literally mean a speaker of Latin.

latimore Early Origins



The surname latimore was first found in Breconshire (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), a traditional county in southern Wales, which takes its name from the Welsh kingdom of Brycheiniog (5th-10th centuries.) Latimer, a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire is often mistakenly understood to be the family's origin, but this village dates back to 1220 when it was listed as Yselhamstede and Isenhamstede, and by 1389, it was listed as Laytmer. However, the Laytmer family resided there by the 14th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Glaisdale in the North Riding of Yorkshire "was the property of Robert de Brus, lord of Skelton, and, with the rest of the parish of Danby, descended to the Thwengs, and afterwards to the Latimers, lords of Danby; it is now divided into many freeholds." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
William Latimer was gifted Iselhempstead Latimer in Buckinghamshire from the estate of Simon Beresford.

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latimore Spelling Variations


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latimore Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name latimore have included Latimer, Latimor, Lattimer, Lattimor, Lattimore and many more.

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latimore Early History


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latimore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latimore research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1380, 1487, 1555, 1467, 1545 and are included under the topic Early latimore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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latimore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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latimore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Hugh Latimer (c.1487-1555) English Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and Bishop of Worcester before the Reformation, later Church of England...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early latimore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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latimore In Ireland


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latimore In Ireland



Some of the latimore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name latimore:

latimore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Latimore, who arrived in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1648
  • Francise Latimore settled in Nevis in 1654
  • John Latimore, who landed in Maryland in 1675

latimore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, John, Robet and Daniel Latimore all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Charles D Latimore, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name latimore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name latimore (post 1700)



  • John Latimore, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1918
  • Commander Thomas Calloway Latimore, American naval officer, captain of the USS Dobbin and 24th Governor of American Samoa who disappeared in 1941
  • Franklin Latimore (1925-1998), American actor best known for his role as Dr. Ed Coleridge on the television soap opera Ryan's Hope
  • Deandre Latimore (b. 1985), American professional Light Middleweight boxer, nicknamed "The Bull"
  • Benjamin "Benny" Latimore (b. 1939), known professionally as Latimore, an American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist
  • Susanne Latimore, Australian television journalist for Sky News Australia
  • Jeremy Latimore (b. 1986), Australian professional rugby league footballer

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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The latimore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The latimore Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 June 2016 at 12:26.

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