Meaning and Origin of: Labat

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern French : from Occitan l’abat ‘the priest’. Compare Labbe.
  • Southern French : topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Gascon dialect la bat ‘the valley’, equivalent of French Lavalle.
  • Southern French : A bearer of the name from Bordeaux, France, was established at Trois Rivières, Quebec, by 1653.