The Flatts of TN and KY appear by DNA to be of the same origin and a number of those who have participated have the story of an Orkney Island, Scotland origin. We have not been able to tie those Flatts to the Flatts of Pennsylvania nor New Jersey. Those Flatts also do not fit with the Van Vliet/Vliet theory of origin.
We are actively looking for Flatts who can definitely trace their origin in this country to New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania, so that we may see whether those Flatts match the TN/KY Flatts or are a different line.
We also are looking for Flatts from the Methwold area of the UK, as well as Canada.