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The Anglo-Saxon name Platz comes from when the family resided by a small patch of land. Platz 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.

Platz Early Origins



The surname Platz 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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Platz Spelling Variations


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Platz Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Platz has been recorded under many different variations, including Platt, Plat, Pl atte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.

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Platz Early History


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Platz Early History



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

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Platz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Platz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Platz In Ireland


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Platz In Ireland



Some of the Platz 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Platz or a variant listed above:

Platz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Platz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johann Jacob Platz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Adam Nichl Platz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Adam Nicolaus Platz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Christian Platz, who landed in America in 1783
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Platz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ignatz Platz, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Platz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Platz (post 1700)



  • Frank W. Platz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1901
  • Tom Platz (b. 1955), retired American professional bodybuilder, known as "The Golden Eagle"
  • The Rev. Elizabeth Platz, American Lutherian pastor, first woman in America to be ordained by a Lutheran church
  • Reinhold Platz (1886-1966), German aircraft designer and manufacturer, credited with the Fokker D.VII fighter aircraft
  • Gustav Adolf Platz (1881-1947), German architect for the City of Mannheim
  • Greg Platz, Australian former rugby league footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Platz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Platz 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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