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Within the rugged landscape of Moors and hills called Wales the ancient name lattimer was developed. At one time this surname was simply a name for a person who worked as an interpreter; such a person was otherwise known as a latimer. The surname lattimer is derived from the Old French words latinier, latimier, and latimmer, which all literally mean a speaker of Latin.

lattimer Early Origins



The surname lattimer was first found in Breconshire (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), a traditional county in southern Wales, which takes its name from the Welsh kingdom of Brycheiniog (5th-10th centuries.) Latimer, a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire is often mistakenly understood to be the family's origin, but this village dates back to 1220 when it was listed as Yselhamstede and Isenhamstede, and by 1389, it was listed as Laytmer. However, the Laytmer family resided there by the 14th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Glaisdale in the North Riding of Yorkshire "was the property of Robert de Brus, lord of Skelton, and, with the rest of the parish of Danby, descended to the Thwengs, and afterwards to the Latimers, lords of Danby; it is now divided into many freeholds." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
William Latimer was gifted Iselhempstead Latimer in Buckinghamshire from the estate of Simon Beresford.

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lattimer Spelling Variations


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lattimer Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name lattimer have included Latimer, Latimor, Lattimer, Lattimor, Lattimore and many more.

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lattimer Early History


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lattimer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lattimer research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1380, 1487, 1555, 1467, 1545 and are included under the topic Early lattimer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lattimer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lattimer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Hugh Latimer (c.1487-1555) English Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and Bishop of Worcester before the Reformation, later Church of England...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lattimer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lattimer In Ireland


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lattimer In Ireland



Some of the lattimer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name lattimer were found:

lattimer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick C Lattimer, who landed in Colorado in 1906

lattimer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Lattimer, aged 35, a ploughman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Fanny Lattimer, aged 36, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • James Lattimer, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Ann J. Lattimer, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Sarah Lattimer, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name lattimer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lattimer (post 1700)



  • Robert Lattimer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000 (alternate)
  • C. B. Lattimer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1932

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  11. ...

The lattimer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lattimer 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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