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Glatt Family History

Glatt Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic) and South German: nickname from Yiddish and Middle High German glat (modern German glatt) ‘smooth’, ‘sleek’.

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


Similar surnames: Glatz, Blatt, Platt, Latt, Gatt, Last, Platz, Gast, Plate, Klatt

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Where is the Glatt family from?

You can see how Glatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Glatt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 44 Glatt families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Glatt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Glatt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glatt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Glatt. 20% of Glatt men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Glatt women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glatt were Proprietor and Seamstress.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Glatt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glatt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Glatt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Glatt. For the veterans among your Glatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glatt lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Glatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Glatt in 1963 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

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