Origins Available: English
The name latin was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The latin family lived in Wiltshire
, at the manor of Lattin, from where their name is taken.
Early Origins of the latin family
The surname latin was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Lattin. The family claim to be a junior branch of the Estoutville family of d'Estouteville-en-Caux in Normandy
, Governors of the castle of Ambrieres, which branch was part of the senior branch of the family of Roger d'Estouteville, brother of Herluin, founder and first Abbot of Bec, who was reputedly related to the Duke of Normandy
. The senior branch of the Estoutevilles were granted Lydesdale Castle on the border of England
, junior sons settled on other estates granted them throughout England
. As was customary, second and third sons adopted the surname of the estates. Hence Walter d'Estouteville became Walter Latton of Wiltshire
about 1100. Junior branches of this family were, the Lattins of Upton in Berks, Esher in Surrey
, and the Morristown Lattins of Kildare
Early History of the latin family
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latin Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Latton, Lattin, Latin, Lattins, Lattons, Latins, De Latton and many more.
Early Notables of the latin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the latin family to Ireland
Some of the latin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 193 words (14 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 latin family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name latin or a variant listed above:
latin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Latin who settled in New York State in 1636
Contemporary Notables of the name latin (post 1700)
- James Latin, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html