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The history of the Blat family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living by a small patch of land. Blat is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Blat Early Origins



The surname Blat was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Blat Spelling Variations


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Blat Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Blat include Platt, Plat, Platte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.

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Blat Early History


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Blat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blat research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1705, 1678, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Blat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blat In Ireland


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Blat In Ireland



Some of the Blat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Wolfgang Blat, aged 21, a joiner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
  • Marie Blat, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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