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The ancestors of the Platts surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived by a small patch of land. Platts 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.

Platts Early Origins



The surname Platts 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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Platts Spelling Variations


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Platts Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Platts include Platt, Plat, Pl atte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.

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Platts Early History


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Platts Early History



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

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Platts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Platts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Platts In Ireland


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Platts In Ireland



Some of the Platts 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Platts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Platts, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • John Platts, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Platts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Platts, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Platts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Platts arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Platts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Platts (post 1700)



  • Todd Russell Platts (b. 1962), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1992-96; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 2001-
  • Joseph Platts, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Saybrook, 1825-26
  • George Louis Platts (b. 1894), American politician, Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1954 ; Candidate in Democratic primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 1st District, 1961

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Platts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Platts 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 13 October 2015 at 11:04.

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