latour History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the latour family

The surname latour was first found in Languedoc, where this acclaimed family held a family seat since ancient times. Château Latour is a French wine estate, rated as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It lies at the very southeastern tip of the commune of Pauillac in the Médoc region to the north-west of Bordeaux.

Early History of the latour family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latour research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1259, 1365, 1600, 1610, 1618, 1629, 1688, 1743, and 1789 are included under the topic Early latour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

latour Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Latour, Tour, Latourre, Tours, Toure, Tors, La Tour, De Latour, de la Toure, de Tour and many more.

Early Notables of the latour family (pre 1700)

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United States latour migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

latour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Susanne Latour who settled in New York in 1700
  • Herman Latour, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Herman LaTour, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Jacob Latour, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Jacob LaTour, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
latour Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Latour, who landed in Louisiana in 1805-1809 [1]
  • John Latour, aged 24, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Casimir Latour, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • Charles Thomas Latour who settled in Philadelphia in 1880

Canada latour migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

latour Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Sieur De LaTour, who landed in Canada in 1636
  • Mr. François Latour, (b. 1615), aged 28, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 6th April 1643 [2]
  • Jean LaTour, aged 20, who arrived in Quebec in 1658
  • Crespin LaTour, who arrived in Quebec in 1671
latour Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Latour, son of Gabriel and Marguerite, who married Marguerite Prudhomme, daughter of Louis and Roberte, in Montreal, Quebec on 23rd January 1703 [3]
  • Pierre Latour, son of Michel and Hélène, who married Geneviève Guignard, daughter of Pierre and Geneviève, in Montreal, Quebec on 1st June 1722 [3]
  • Louis Latour, son of Augustin and Marie-Jeanne, who married Marguerite Brulé, daughter of Antoine and Marie-Angélique, in Ile-Dupas, Quebec on 1st June 1739 [3]
  • Claude-Antoine Latour, son of Claude and Barbe, who married Marie-Charlotte Lamotte, daughter of Pierre and Charlotte, in Quebec on 27th April 1745 [3]
  • Joseph-Charles Latour, son of Pierre and Geneviève, who married Marie-Françoise Drouin, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in Sault-au-Récollet, Quebec on 7th November 1757 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name latour (post 1700) +

  • Tuffield "Tuffy" Latour (b. 1968), American bobsled and skeleton coach and retired bobsledder, grandson of Tuffield A. Latour
  • Tuffield A. Latour (1909-1965), American bobsledder whose competed from 1936 to 1959 including a ninth place finish in the two-man event at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz
  • James A. Latour (b. 1871), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1930-34 [4]
  • Edward T. LaTour, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 32nd District, 1975 [4]
  • Dora F. Latour, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1960 [4]
  • Louis-Fabrice Latour, French Wine Producer and negociant who founded the business in 1797
  • Pierre Latour (b. 1993), French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Total Direct Énergie
  • Jean Théodore Latour (1766-1837), French pianist and composer who wrote several piano sonatinas
  • Victor de Fay de La Tour -Maubourg, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Juste-Charles de Fay de La Tour -Maubourg, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 30) Victor La Tour. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 30) Juste-Charles La Tour. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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