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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Plotz, Plots, Plotze, Plotzes, Plotse, Plottz, Plotts, Plootz, Ploots, Plottzes, Blotz, Blots and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blatz research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1790 is included under the topic Early Blatz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Blatz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Blatz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Blatz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Blatz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blatz 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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