Origins Available: English
The name latton reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The latton family lived in Wiltshire
, at the manor of Lattin, from where their name is taken.
Early Origins of the latton family
The surname latton 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
. The senior branch of the Estoutevilles were granted Lydesdale Castle on the border of England
, 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
Early History of the latton family
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latton Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the latton family name include Latton, Lattin, Latin, Lattins, Lattons, Latins, De Latton and many more.
Early Notables of the latton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the latton family to Ireland
Some of the latton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the latton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the latton family to immigrate North America: John Latin who settled in New York State in 1636.