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Plas Name Meaning

Dutch (Van den Plas): from Middle Dutch plas ‘puddle’, ‘pool’, ‘plash’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a dip in a road, which filled up with water in wet weather. Possibly French: habitational name from places so called in the Ardèche and Corrèze.

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

Similar surnames: Pla, Plass, Pan, Place, Mas, Plack, Peak, Pilat, Alas, Pas

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Where is the Plas family from?

You can see how Plas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Plas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Plas families living in Manitoba. This was about 75% of all the recorded Plas's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Plas families in 1911.
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What did your Plas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Plas. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plas 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plas. 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 213 military records available for the last name Plas. For the veterans among your Plas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plas lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Plas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Plas in 1964 was 70, and 91 in 2004.

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