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Plass Surname Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German plas ‘place open square street’. South German (also Pläss): from a short form of the medieval personal name Blasius . English: variant of Place .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pass, Blass, Class, Glass, Klass, Plank, Brass, Plasse, Plas, Lass

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Where is the Plass family from?

You can see how Plass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plass families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Plass families living in Quebec. This was about 45% of all the recorded Plass's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Plass families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plass surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plass. 17% of Plass men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Plass women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plass were Mechanic 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Plass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plass 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 Plass. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Plass. For the veterans among your Plass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plass lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Plass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plass in 1956 was 54, and 91 in 2004.

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