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Plack Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German plack, Middle High German placke, pflacke ‘scrap’, ‘patch (of material)’, ‘small plot (of land)’; probably a metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or a tailor who mended clothes, or a topographic name for someone living on a small piece of (flat) land.

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


Similar surnames: Plank, Plock, Placke, Flack, Place, Pack, Haack, Slack, Black, Hack

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Where is the Plack family from?

You can see how Plack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plack families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Plack families living in Manitoba. This was about 31% of all the recorded Plack's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Plack families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plack surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plack. 23% of Plack men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Plack women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plack were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Clerical
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Plack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plack 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 712 immigration records available for the last name Plack. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 710 military records available for the last name Plack. For the veterans among your Plack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plack lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Plack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Plack in 1947 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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