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Subject: I assume...
Author: Merriment MacNotInMyName   (guest, 193.61.213.130)
Date: April 2, 2003 at 5:05:24 AM
Reply to: meaning of name by Deborah
it's from the surname Latchman.

My favourite book on surnames :) doesn't list Latchman - but it lists Latch, Latchford and Latchmore - in all of these the latch- is from an OE word meaning stream. -man in surnames tends to mean either 'servant' or just 'man'. So best guess for Latchman - 'servant/man who lived by a stream'.

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