Blatt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Blatt family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived by a small patch of land. Blatt 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.

Early Origins of the Blatt family

The surname Blatt 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.

Important Dates for the Blatt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blatt research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1608, 1632, 1705, 1678, 1694, 1638, 1640, 1696, 1669 and are included under the topic Early Blatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blatt Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Blatt include Platt, Plat, Platte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.

Early Notables of the Blatt family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Hugh Plat or Platt (1552-1608), English writer on agriculture and inventor from Garlickhythe; and John Platt (1632-1705), an English immigrant to America from Ware, Hertfordshire to settle in Norwalk, Connecticut and rose to become a Member of the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk (1678-1694.) Gabriel Plattes ( fl. 1638), was an English writer, said to have been of Dutch extraction, was one of the earliest advocates...
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Migration of the Blatt family to Ireland

Some of the Blatt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blatt migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Blatt were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Blatt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Blatt, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • Thomas Blatt, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [1]
Blatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Bemhart Blatt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Frederick Blatt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762 [1]
  • Adam Blatt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Blatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Blatt, who landed in New York in 1843 [1]
  • Peter Blatt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]
  • Jacob Blatt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [1]
  • Nikolaus Blatt, who landed in North America in 1862 [1]
  • Georg Karl Blatt, who landed in North America in 1866 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Blatt (post 1700)

  • Solomon "Sol" Blatt Jr. (1921-2016), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (1990-2016)
  • Temara R. Blatt, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1992 [2]
  • Solomon Blatt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944 [2]
  • Nancie Blatt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 35th District, 1977 [2]
  • Max E. Blatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932 [2]
  • Max Blatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1900 [2]
  • Genevieve Blatt (1913-1996), American Democrat politician, Secretary of Pennsylvania Democratic Party, 1948; Pennsylvania Secretary of Internal Affairs, 1955-66; State Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1972-93 [2]
  • Doug Blatt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 29th District, 2012 [2]
  • David S. Blatt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964 [2]
  • Christopher A. Blatt, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976, 1984 [2]

Historic Events for the Blatt family

Bismarck
  • Heinz Blatt (1920-1941), German Matrose IV who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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