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The Anglo-Saxon name Plate comes from the family having resided by a small patch of land. Plate is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Plate Early Origins



The surname Plate was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Plate Spelling Variations


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Plate Spelling Variations



Plate has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Platt, Plat, Pl atte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.

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Plate Early History


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Plate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plate research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1705, 1678, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Plate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plate Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plate In Ireland


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Plate In Ireland



Some of the Plate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Plates to arrive on North American shores:

Plate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernhard Plate, who landed in America in 1783

Plate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Alexander Plate, who landed in New York in 1835
  • Heinr Adolph Plate, who landed in America in 1836
  • Adolph Jos Plate, who landed in America in 1844
  • Bern Heinr Plate, who arrived in America in 1846
  • William Plate, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Plate Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernhard Plate, who came to Canada in 1783 with the United Empire Loyalists
  • Bernhard Plate came to Canada in 1783 with the United Empire Loyalists
  • Mr. Christian Plate U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plate (post 1700)



  • Henry Plate, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1919
  • H. A. Plate, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 37th District, 1929-32
  • Jeff Plate (b. 1962), American professional drummer and percussionist
  • Sebastian Plate (b. 1979), German footballer
  • Christina Plate (b. 1965), German Bambi Award winning actress
  • Enrico Platé (1909-1954), Italian motor racing driver and team manager

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Plate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plate 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 9 March 2016 at 15:17.

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