Pilat Family History
Pilat Name Meaning
Polish (Pilat), Czech and Slovak (Pilát), and French: from Latin Pilatus, name of the Roman governor of Judea who interrogated Christ, then ‘washed his hands’ of responsibility for his crucifixion. This was used as a nickname for someone who would take no responsibility, or perhaps for someone who had played the role of Pontius Pilate in a pageant or passion play. French: habitational name from Pilat in Gironde, Le Mont Pilat in Loire, or Pilate in Cher.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press