lattin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

lattin is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The lattin family lived in Wiltshire, at the manor of Lattin, from where their name is taken.

Early Origins of the lattin family

The surname lattin was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Lattin. The family claim to be a junior branch of the Estoutville family of d'Estouteville-en-Caux in Normandy, Governors of the castle of Ambrieres, which branch was part of the senior branch of the family of Roger d'Estouteville, brother of Herluin, founder and first Abbot of Bec, who was reputedly related to the Duke of Normandy.

"William de la Toune occurs in Shropshire during the reign of Edward I. and John de la Doune was Lord of Doune, in that county, in 1316. Ralph de la Thun held land in Woodchurch, Kent, of the King in capite, and died before 1260, 'without heir of his body.' Thomas de Toune, of Throwley, was one of the constables of the Hundred of Faversham during the great Kentish rebellion of 1380." [1]

"John de la Dune, in 1254, held land at Bradewell, in Essex, 'by the serjeancy of carrying one gleyve (gladium) or sword, in the King's army. And, in 1284, Thomas de la Doune, most probably his son, held a tenement in Bradewell by the serjeancy of finding one lance for the King, whenever he should happen to go with an army into Wales.' He died in 1306, leaving an heiress Margaret. Morant suggests that he took his name from Dounhall, his residence ; but it is at least equally likely that his house was named from him. In Surrey, Gregory de la Doune held of William de Windsor at Compton [2]. Sir Roger de la Dune, 'a knight of Middlesex' is mentioned in Staffordshire temp. Henry III. " [1]

The senior branch of the Estoutevilles were granted Lydesdale Castle on the border of England and Scotland, junior sons settled on other estates granted them throughout England. As was customary, second and third sons adopted the surname of the estates. Hence Walter d'Estouteville became Walter Latton of Wiltshire about 1100. Junior branches of this family were, the Lattins of Upton in Berks, Esher in Surrey, and the Morristown Lattins of Kildare in Ireland.

Early History of the lattin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lattin research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1290 and 1172 are included under the topic Early lattin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lattin Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname lattin include Latton, Lattin, Latin, Lattins, Lattons, Latins, De Latton and many more.

Early Notables of the lattin family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the lattin family to Ireland

Some of the lattin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 122 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia lattin migration to Australia +

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

lattin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Lattin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [3]
  • Jane Lattin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [3]
  • William Lattin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [3]
  • John Lattin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name lattin (post 1700) +

  • Jim Lattin, American who is the Robert A. Magowan Professor of Marketing at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • Ralph W. Lattin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1940; Member of Nevada State Senate, 1950 [5]
  • Lewis N. Lattin, American politician, Mayor of Corning, New York, 1915 [5]
  • George P. Lattin, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 6th District, 1915-16 [5]
  • Frank Haak Lattin (1861-1937), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1917-30 [5]
  • Francis Joseph Lattin, British Colonial Administrative Service, and Author, Cumbria

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Bleecker Lattin, American Radioman Third Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  2. ^ Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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