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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.

Blatt Early Origins



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.

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Blatt Spelling Variations


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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, Pl atte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.

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Blatt Early History


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Blatt Early History



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

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Blatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blatt In Ireland


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Blatt In Ireland



Some of the Blatt 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



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
  • Thomas Blatt, who arrived in Virginia in 1642

Blatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Bemhart Blatt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Frederick Blatt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Adam Blatt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Blatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Blatt, who landed in New York in 1843
  • Peter Blatt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Jacob Blatt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Nikolaus Blatt, who landed in North America in 1862
  • Georg Karl Blatt, who landed in North America in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blatt (post 1700)


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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
  • Solomon Blatt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944
  • Nancie Blatt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 35th District, 1977
  • Max E. Blatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932
  • Max Blatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1900
  • 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
  • Doug Blatt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 29th District, 2012
  • David S. Blatt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964
  • Christopher A. Blatt, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976, 1984

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Blatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blatt 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 April 2016 at 10:12.

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