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Blatt Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Blatt, Yiddish blat ‘leaf’. As a Jewish name this is normally a shortened form of a compound name with Blatt as a second element, adopted as ornamental surnames in the 18th and 19th centuries. German: topographic name from Middle High German blate ‘flat surface’, ‘ledge’, ‘plateau’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived at a farm on a ledge on a mountainside.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Batt, Platt, Platz, Glatt, Blatz, Latt, Flatt, Last, Plate, Brott

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Where is the Blatt family from?

You can see how Blatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blatt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Blatt families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 73% of all the recorded Blatt's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Blatt families in 1840.
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What did your Blatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blatt. 13% of Blatt men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Blatt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blatt were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Blatt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Blatt. For the veterans among your Blatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blatt lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Blatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Blatt in 1940 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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