Latta Family History

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Latta Name Meaning

Scottish: Black identifies this as a habitational name from Laithis in Ayrshire, a minor place of uncertain etymology, now lost.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Latty, Lata, Gatt, Littau, Warta, Catto, Lara, Gaeta, Cetta, Lettau

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Latta Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Latta name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Latta. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Latta Family Origin

Where is the Latta family from?

Latta Family Occupations

What did your Latta ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Latta family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Latta. The most common Latta occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Latta's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Latta ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Latta Historical Records

What Latta family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Latta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Latta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Latta. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Latta. For the veterans among your Latta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Latta Life Expectancy

What is the average Latta lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Latta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Latta in 1945 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Latta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Latta ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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