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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname latin. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany
. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal
System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname latin came from the Latin word latinus, which means of Latin nationality. This name may also find its root in a nickname
as latinus which also means clear-minded.
Early Origins of the latin family
The surname latin was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), with Brunetto Latini, a poet, scholar, and diplomat born in 1230. In 1260 he became ambassador to the court of Alfonso X and while there he wrote his most famous work, entitled "Il Tesoro." He was also known for his stance in the Guelph political party.
Early History of the latin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latin research.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1294, 1598, 1513, 1593, 1642 and 1692 are included under the topic Early latin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
latin Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations
in the name latin include Latini, Latino, Latìn, Latin, Latoni and others.
Early Notables of the latin family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was the Latini family in Naples, who were owners of the feudal
territory of Santa Maria a Toro in 1598... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early latin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the latin family to the New World and Oceana
An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name latin:
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