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The surname Klatt was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They were originally seated at Altdorf in Bavaria.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glatz, Glats, Glattz, Gletz, Glettz and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klatt research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klatt History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Andreas Klatt, who landed in America in 1856
  • Friedrich Klatt, who arrived in America in 1873
  • Gottfried Klatt, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Helene Klatt, aged 6, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Carolina Klatt, aged 44, landed in New York, NY in 1875


Klatt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • John H Klatt, who landed in Mississippi in 1905

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  • Trent Klatt (b. 1971), retired American professional NHL ice hockey right winger
  • Joel Klatt (b. 1982), American talk radio personality
  • William Gerald "Bill" Klatt (b. 1947), American retired professional WHA ice hockey player
  • Werner Klatt (b. 1948), German gold medalist rower at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Paul Klatt (1896-1973), German general who commanded the 3. Gebirgs, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Klatt (1825-1897), German botanist who specialised in the study of African plants
  • Marcin Klatt (b. 1985), Polish footballer
  • Dusty Klatt, Canadian professional motocross racer


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  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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The Klatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klatt 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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