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The noble Spanish family name Plata is classified as being of habitation origin. In some instances, a habitation name refers to a residence which was distinguished by a sign or engraving usually displayed over the door. The name Plata is derived from the term "plata," the feminine form of the Latin term "plattus," which in Old Latin appears as "lamina," "thin plate or sheet."

Plata Early Origins



The surname Plata was first found in the province of La Rioja in the northern region of thr Iberian peninsula. One of the earliest references to this name is a record of Antonio Plata, who entered the Infantry Regiment of the Royal Army in the year 1817.

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Plata Spelling Variations


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Plata Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Platos, Platas, Plato and others.

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Plata Early History


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Plata Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plata research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1637, 1660, 1671, 1730, 1813 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Plata History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plata Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plata Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plata Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Plata Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego Plata, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Serapio DeLa Plata, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1841
  • William Plata, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
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    The Plata Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plata 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 June 2014 at 15:42.

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