latta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the latta family

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."

Important Dates for the latta family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latta research. Another 179 words (13 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.

latta Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the latta family (pre 1700)

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latta migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

latta Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Latta, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768
latta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Latta, who landed in America in 1807 [1]
  • Robert Latta, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1814 [1]
  • Anson Latta, who settled in Plainfield in 1830
  • Albert Latta, who settled in Phillipston, in Thurlow township in 1834
  • Colvin Latta, who landed in America in 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

latta migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

latta Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Latta, aged 24, who 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 migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

latta Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Latta, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [2]
  • Sarah Latta, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [2]
  • Elizabeth Latta, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [2]
  • Robert Latta, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [2]
  • Mary Latta, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

latta migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

latta Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Latta, aged 21, a plumber, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary Latta, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Thomas Latta, aged 18 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Sophia Latta, aged 1 mth., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name latta (post 1700)

  • Delbert Leroy "Del" Latta (1920-2016), American politician, thirty year Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1959-1989)
  • Gregory Edwin Latta (1952-1994), American football player, inducted into the Morgan State Hall of Fame
  • John Latta (1836-1913), American politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (1875-1879)
  • Ivory Latta (b. 1984), American professional WNBA basketball player
  • Robert Edward "Bob" Latta (b. 1956), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (2007-)
  • Christopher Lawence Latta (1949-1994), birth name of Christopher Charles Collins, American voice actor
  • Hugh Lusk Latta, American interior designer of Corinth, Mississippi
  • Gladys Latta, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964 [3]
  • Frank Latta, American politician, Mayor of Gillette, Wyoming, 1995-2003 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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