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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech Blatník) : topographic name from blata ‘moorland’ (from bláto ‘mud’).
  • Slovenian : topographic name for a person from a muddy or miry place or a swamp, from blato ‘mud’, ‘mire’, or from Slovenian dialect blata ‘swamp’.
  • Slovenian : habitational name for someone from any of several Slovenian villages called Blato or Blate.
  • Slovenian : possibly also a nickname or topographic name from blatnik ‘pond lily’ (Nuphar luteum).

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