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Where did the German Vlad family come from? What is the German Vlad family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vlad family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vlad family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Vlatten, Flatten, Latten, Flaten and others.

First found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vlad research. Another 89 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vlad History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Vlad Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wm. Latten, who settled in Virginia in 1673; John Latten, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833; Ove Flaten, who arrived in Missouri in 1868; Andreas Flatten, who came to New York, NY in 1870.

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  • Roman Vlad (1919-2013), Romanian-born, Italian composer, pianist, and musicologist
  • Nicolae "Nicu" Vlad (b. 1963), Romanian six-time gold, nine-time silver medalist weightlifter, inducted into the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame (2006)


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  7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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The Vlad Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vlad 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.

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