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Lothropp Genealogy and Lothropp Family History Information

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  • Capt. John Lathrop, Jr. (1644 - 1727)
    Vital Statistics He was the 13th child of Reverend John Lothropp (Lathrop). His mother was Ann. Her last name is uncertain. He was the SECOND son of Rev Lothropp to be named John. The first died ...
  • Rev. John Lathrop (1584 - 1653)
    =============== Reverend John Lothrop, also known as Lothropp or Lathrop , was baptized December 20, 1584 in Etton, Yorkshire, England, and died Nov. 8, 1653 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. In the re...
  • John Lathrop (1617 - 1638)
  • Robert Lothropp (1335 - 1384)
  • Judge Samuel Lathrop (c.1623 - c.1700)
    In 1648 Samuel went to New London, then called Pequot, where he build the second church and held positions of responsibility and honor. In 1649 the general court organized a local court at Pequot and S...

About the Lothropp surname

  • Approximately 95% of the people in the U.S. that have the surname Lathrop are descended from John Lathrop. He himself spelled his name Lothropp. It is estimated that 70% of his descendants use the derivation of Lathrop, while the other 30% use Lothrop. Surname spelling changes were common before the middle part of the 19th century.
  • English: habitational name from Lowthorpe in East Yorkshire, named with the Old Norse personal name Logi or Lági + þorp ‘outlying farmstead’