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Latt Name Meaning

German: ethnic name for a Latvian. German: possibly also a nickname for a tall thin man from Middle High German late ‘slat’. Swedish (Lätt): soldier's name from lätt an adjective meaning ‘light’ or an adverb meaning ‘easy’. Jewish (from Austrian Galicia): from German Latte ‘slat’ one of surnames randomly assigned by Austrian clerks.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Last, Blatt, Platt, Glatt, Lett, Gatt, Batt, Katt, Plate, Catt

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Where is the Latt family from?

You can see how Latt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Latt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Latt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Latt families living in New York. This was about 64% of all the recorded Latt's in USA. New York had the highest population of Latt families in 1840.
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What did your Latt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Latt. 30% of Latt men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Latt women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Latt were Farming and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Latt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Latt. For the veterans among your Latt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Latt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Latt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Latt in 1942 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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