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Where did the English Playter family come from? What is the English Playter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Playter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Playter family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Plater, Plator, Playter, Playtor, Platter, Plattor, Plaitor, Plaiter, Plaitors and many more.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Playter research. Another 349 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1479, 1510, 1600, 155,, 1103, 1177, 1449, 1552, 1560, 1820, 1455, 1487, 1623, 1606, 1st , 1590, 1668, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Playter History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Playter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Playter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Playter, who arrived in Canada in 1797

Playter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Playter and Aaron Playter, who settled in Ontario in 1825
  • Elizabeth Playter, who came to Canada in 1832
  • George Playter, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • James George Playter, who settled in Ontario in 1869


  • Wellington Playter (1879-1937), English actor
  • George Frederick Playter (1809-1866), Canadian minister, historian and author


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  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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