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The Plott surname comes from the German word "plötz," a type of fish. As such, the surname may have evolved from a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish, or as an occupational name for someone who caught or sold these fish.

Plott Early Origins



The surname Plott was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Plott Spelling Variations


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Plott Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plotz, Plots, Plotze, Plotzes, Plotse, Plottz, Plotts, Plootz, Ploots, Plottzes, Blotz, Blots and many more.

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Plott Early History


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Plott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plott research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1790 is included under the topic Early Plott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plott Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Plott Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Plott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Plott, who landed in Maryland in 1651-1652
  • James Plott, arrived in America in 1694

Plott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Garret Plott, aged 36, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Gorg Plott, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Johann Philips Plott, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plott (post 1700)



  • Charles Raymond Plott (b. 1938), American economist, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Economics and Political Science at the California Institute of Technology
  • Sean Plott (b. 1986), American e-sports commentator for StarCraft II and a former professional StarCraft: Brood War player

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Plott Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Plott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plott 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 11 May 2015 at 08:57.

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