McLatchie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McLatchie family

The surname McLatchie was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat. The name was first recorded in Scotland as early as the 12th century in Ayrshire and Galloway.

Early History of the McLatchie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McLatchie research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1519 is included under the topic Early McLatchie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McLatchie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: McClatchie, McClatchey, MacLatchie, McLatchy, McLetchie, McLetchy, McClechie, McClechey, Latchie and many more.

Early Notables of the McLatchie family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McLatchie family to Ireland

Some of the McLatchie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

New Zealand McLatchie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McLatchie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George McLatchie, aged 20, a miller, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name McLatchie (post 1700) +

  • Colin Campbell McLatchie (1878-1952), Scottish footballer
  • Greg McLatchie, British former director of the National Sports Medicine Institute

HMS Hood
  • Mr. William McLatchie (b. 1917), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Kinning Park, Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [1]

  1. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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