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The surname latta was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat on the lands of Lathis from very early times. The first recorded Chief of the name was Thomas Laithis "of that Ilk."

Spelling variations of this family name include: Latto, Lawtie, Laithis, Lautie, Latta, Lattay, Lathes, Lawta, Lawty, Lawtye, Lawtay, Lathis and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latta research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1518, 1587, 1628, 1646, 1648, 1695, 1720 and 1766 are included under the topic Early latta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

latta Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Latta settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768

latta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Latta, who landed in America in 1807
  • Robert Latta, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1814
  • Anson Latta settled in Plainfield in 1830
  • Albert Latta settled in Phillipston, in Thurlow township in 1834
  • Colvin Latta, who landed in America in 1862
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latta Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Latta, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • J. G. Latta was a farmer in Thurlow township in Plainfield in Ontario in 1841

latta Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Latta arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
  • Sarah Latta arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Latta arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
  • Robert Latta arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
  • Mary Latta arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
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latta Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Latta, aged 21, a plumber, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary Latta, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Thomas Latta, aged 18 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Sophia Latta, aged 1 mth., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
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  • Delbert Leroy "Del" Latta (1920-2016), American politician, thirty year Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1959-1989)
  • John H. Latta, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1909
  • John Latta (1836-1913), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1864-66; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1875-79
  • James Polk Latta (1844-1911), American Democrat politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1887; Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1907; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1909-11
  • Gladys Latta, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964
  • Frank Latta, American politician, Mayor of Gillette, Wyoming, 1995-2003
  • Floyd R. Latta, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 9th District, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1950; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948, 1964
  • Clifford B. Latta, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State Senate 29th District, 1975
  • Albert B. Latta, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1909, 1911
  • Gregory Edwin Latta (1952-1994), American football player, inducted into the Morgan State Hall of Fame
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    Other References

    1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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