The family's ancestor is Otto "cum plata", who was a miles in 1255. A branch of the family was naturalised as Swedish nobility in 1751 (adliga ätten 1922). Two branches of this branch have since been elevated to baronial status. Several members of the family belonging to branches which have not been introduced at the House of Nobility also live in Sweden; these branches are part of the unintroduced nobility. A German branch received a mediatized comital title in Germany.