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

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."


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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.

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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


latta Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Elizabeth Latta, aged 24, arrived in Saint John 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


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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  • Robert E. Latta (b. 1956), American Republican politician, Wood County Commissioner, 1991-96; Member of Ohio State Senate, 1997-2001; Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 2001-07
  • 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
  • Delbert Leroy Latta (b. 1920), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1953-58; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1959-89; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1968, 1976
  • 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

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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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