Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a worker in wood or a nickname
for a thin person, from an agent derivative of Middle English
latt ‘thin narrow strip of wood’, ‘lath’ (Old English
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational
name for a cobbler, tinker, or the like, from an agent derivative of
Yiddish laten ‘to patch’, ‘to repair’.
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