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Plake Name Meaning

North German: probably a variant of Placke.

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


Similar surnames: Placke, Paape, Plank, Plume, Taake, Plack, Plass, Bake, Pake, Glave

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Where is the Plake family from?

You can see how Plake families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plake family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plake families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Plake families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Plake's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Plake families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plake surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plake ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plake. 22% of Plake men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Plake women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plake were Shipping Clerk and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Shipping Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Saleslady
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Plake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plake 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Plake. 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 567 military records available for the last name Plake. For the veterans among your Plake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plake lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Plake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Plake in 1955 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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