The Blatz surname comes from the German word "plötz," a type of fish. As such, the surname may have evolved from a nickname
for someone thought to resemble the fish, or as an occupational
name for someone who caught or sold these fish.
Early Origins of the Blatz family
The surname Blatz was first found in Saxony
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Blatz family
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Blatz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Plotz, Plots, Plotze, Plotzes, Plotse, Plottz, Plotts, Plootz, Ploots, Plottzes, Blotz, Blots and many more.
Early Notables of the Blatz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blatz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Blatz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Geo Blatz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Blatz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Daniel Blatz, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
- Gerhard Blatz, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name Blatz (post 1700)
- Alphonse J. Blatz, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 16th District, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html