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Flatt Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia): topographic name for someone who lived on a flat, a patch of level or low-lying ground (Old Norse flat, flot). South German: variant of Flath 2.

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


Similar surnames: Platt, Blatt, Flott, Flatter, Flint, Klatt, Flett, Flash, Flach

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Where is the Flatt family from?

You can see how Flatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flatt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Flatt families living in New Jersey. This was about 30% of all the recorded Flatt's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Flatt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flatt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Flatt. 36% of Flatt men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Flatt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flatt were Labor and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Flatt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flatt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Flatt. 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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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Flatt. For the veterans among your Flatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flatt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Flatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Flatt in 1945 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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