The name Platzer is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived by a small patch of land. Platzer 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 Platzer family
The surname Platzer 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 Platzer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Platzer research.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1705, 1678, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Platzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Platzer Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Platzer are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Platzer include: Platt, Plat, Platte, Plait, Plate, Blatt and others.
Early Notables of the Platzer family (pre 1700)
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Platzer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Platzer family to Ireland
Some of the Platzer 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.
Migration of the Platzer family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Platzer or a variant listed above:
Platzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jakob Platzer, who landed in America in 1844 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)