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Origin and Meaning of Latimer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lat"i*mer
An interpreter.

Etymology: OF. latinier latimier, prop., one knowing Latin


From Old French latinier, latimier (literally “one knowing Latin”).

  1. (obsolete) An interpreter.

Notable Persons Named Latimer


Latimer was born on March 1st, 1812. He died on May 9th, 1900.


Latimer was born on April 26th, 1820 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He passed away on August 23rd, 1869.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Latimer

Lewis Howard Latimer was an invention and inventor. Lewis was born on September 4th, 1848 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 11th, 1928.


Ivy Latimer is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Ivy was born on December 1st, 1994 in Ventura, California, United States.


Robert Latimer is a farmer. Robert was born on March 13th, 1953.


Andy Latimer is a progressive rock, symphonic rock, and canterbury scene guitarist, singing, songwriter, lyricist, flute, keyboardist, record producer, and audio engineer. He plays Guitar, Transverse flute, Piccolo, Pan flute, Keyboard instrument, Tambourine, Bass (instrument), Piano, Drum machine, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1964 to present. Andy was given the name Andrew Latimer on May 17th, 1949.


Cody Latimer is a football player for the Denver Broncos. Cody was born on October 10th, 1992 in Dayton, Ohio.


The was given the name William Latimer on March 24th, 1330 in Scampston. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 1381.


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Popularity of Latimer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Latimer U.S.
  White 69.13% 64.26%
  African American 22.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Latimer

People with the last name Latimer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Latimer

  • How Popular is the name Latimer? Latimer is the 56,091st most popular name of all time. As a last name Latimer was the 3,653rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Latimer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29 babies born with the first name Latimer in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Latimer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Latimer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Latimer is Tuesday, May 22nd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Latimer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Latimer was in 1918 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Latimer: Your name in reverse order is Remital. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Latmier. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Latimer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,733 people with the last name Latimer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Latimer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Latimer as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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