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Where did the English Playter family come from? What is the English Playter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Playter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Playter family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Plater, Plator, Playter, Playtor, Platter, Plattor, Plaitor, Plaiter, Plaitors and many more.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Playter research. Another 349 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1479, 1510, 1600, 155,, 1103, 1177, 1449, 1552, 1560, 1820, 1455, 1487, 1623, 1606, 1st , 1590, 1668, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Playter History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Playter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Playter, who arrived in Canada in 1797; Thomas Playter and Aaron Playter, who settled in Ontario in 1825; Elizabeth Playter, who came to Canada in 1832.

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  • Wellington Playter (1879-1937), English actor
  • George Frederick Playter (1809-1866), Canadian minister, historian and author


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  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Playter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Playter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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