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The noble Viking settlers who came to the rocky shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages brought with them the ancestors of the Flatt family. They lived in Flet, a place-name found in the Orkney Islands. This was probably derived from the Old Norse word flötr, which meant "stretch of arable land."

Early Origins of the Flatt family


The surname Flatt was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They derived their name from the village of Flett in the parish of Delting in the Shetland Islands. The name is mentioned in the early Viking sagas, and was one of the most prominent names mentioned in those sagas.

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Early History of the Flatt family

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Early History of the Flatt family


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Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1480, 1509, 1516, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Flatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flatt Spelling Variations

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Flatt Spelling Variations


Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Flatt include Flet, Flett, Fletts, Flait and others.

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Early Notables of the Flatt family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Flatt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Flatt family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Flatt family to the New World and Oceana


Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Flatt or a variant listed above, including:

Flatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Flatt, aged 25, who landed in Carolina in 1774 [1]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)

Flatt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Flatt, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flatt (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flatt (post 1700)


  • Lester Raymond Flatt (1914-1979), American bluegrass musician and guitarist and mandolinist, best known for his work with banjo picker Earl Scruggs in The Foggy Mountain Boys ("Flatt and Scruggs") and for their "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", theme music for The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Rachael Elizabeth Flatt (b. 1992), American figure skater
  • Matthew Flatt, American computer scientist
  • Mike Flatt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Anna Flatt, American Republican politician, Chair of Carter County Republican Party, 2014 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Johann Friedrich Flatt (1759-1821), German theologian and philosopher
  • John Ira Flatt (b. 1834), Canadian Ontario farmer, merchant and political figure
  • The Very Rev Roy Francis Ferguson Flatt (1947-2011), English clergyman, Dean of Argyll and The Isles (1999-2005)

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  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, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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