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The name Latu has a long French heritage that first began in northwestern region of Brittany. The name is derived from when the family lived in Brittany.

Early Origins of the Latu family

The surname Latu was first found in Attilly, or in Aisne, in the district of Marteville. [1]

Early History of the Latu family

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Latu Spelling Variations

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Latu, including Latulipe, Latulippe and others.

Early Notables of the Latu family

Notable amongst this name at this time was

  • many individuals in Canada, such as Louis Latulippe, who married in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec in 1831
  • Philippe Latulippe was a captain in Repentigny in 1851
  • Joseph Latulippe married in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1859
  • Pierre Latulippe was a mason in Saint-François-De in 1871
  • Alexandre Latulippe was a labourer in Quebec in 1871
  • Basile Latulippe was a carpenter in Saint-Benoît in 1871
  • Damase Latulippe was a shoemaker in Lévis in 1871
  • Elzéar Latulippe was a clerk in Quebec in 1871
  • Michel Latulippe was a farmer in Sainte-Brigitte-De in 1871
  • André Latulipe was a blacksmith in Saint-Basile-De-Portneuf in 1891

Migration of the Latu family

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Latu has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Latu were 100 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most came during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Augustin Latulippe, who married in Montreal in 1698.

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print on Facebook