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From: Virginia Curulla <>
Subject: [LATTA] Latta name
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 08:08:36 -0700
Hello all, I was volunteering in the Seattle Genealogical Society
library yesterday, and saw a book called "A dictionary of the Family
Names of the United Kingdom", by Mark Antony Lower. this was a reprint
by Heritage Books of an earlier publication.
At any rate, I looked for Latta and didn't find it. But I did find the
LATTER. A lat in many dialects signifies a lath, from the A-Sax.
"latta", asseres; and hence it has been conjectured that a Latter means
a lath-cleaver or splitter.
(There are occasions in records when "Latta" is spelled as "Latter",
suggesting that it once could have been pronounced in that manner.)
Any one out there? We have been very quiet these last few weeks. (Our
Ireland researchers in this country are working on their assignments,
and I should have some results, positive or negative to report soon.)
And Alex Latta will be back from his trip to Northern Ireland in a few
days. He did send me a brief email saying that he had been having some
luck in his research there.)
Virginia Latta Curulla
Branch 22 captain