The name Plats is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived by a small patch of land. Plats 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.
Early Origins of the Plats family
The surname Plats 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.
Early History of the Plats family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plats research.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1608, 1632, 1705, 1678, 1694, 1638, 1640, 1696, 1669 and are included under the topic Early Plats History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Plats Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Plats has been spelled many different ways, including Platt, Plat, Platte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.
Early Notables of the Plats family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Hugh Plat or Platt (1552-1608), English writer on agriculture and inventor from Garlickhythe; and John Platt (1632-1705), an English immigrant to America from Ware, Hertfordshire
to settle in Norwalk, Connecticut and rose to become a Member of the General Court of the... Another 102 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plats Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Plats family to Ireland
Some of the Plats family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Plats family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Plats Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Plats U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 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