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Where did the Scottish latta family come from? What is the Scottish latta family crest and coat of arms? When did the latta family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the latta family history?

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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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  • 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)
  • James P. Latta (1844-1911), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska (1909-1911)
  • 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-)
  • Delbert Leroy "Del" Latta (b. 1920), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio (1959-1989)
  • Christopher Lawence Latta (1949-1994), birth name of Christopher Charles Collins, American voice actor
  • Hugh Lusk Latta, American interior designer of Corinth, Mississippi
  • Sir John Latta (1867-1946), 1st Baronet, a Scottish shipping magnate, CEO of the Nitrate Producers' Steamship Company
  • Alex Latta (1867-1928), Scottish footballer who played from 1881 to 1898, member of the Scotland National Team (1888-1898)

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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The latta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The latta Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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