latter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the latter family

The surname latter 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."

Early History of the latter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latter 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 latter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

latter 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 latter family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early latter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States latter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

latter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Louis Latter, who arrived in Maryland in 1763 [1]

Australia latter migration to Australia +

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

latter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Latter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [2]
  • Eliza Latter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [2]
  • Charles Latter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]
  • Mary Latter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name latter (post 1700) +

  • Fullmer H. Latter, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1952 [4]
  • Walter Latter Cornford (1900-1964), English cricketer

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Ralph Howard  Latter (1899-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]


  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) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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