Plater Family History

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Plater Name Meaning

occupational name for a maker of plate-armor or armor-plates, from an agent derivative of Middle English plate ‘armor-plate’. from an agent derivative of Old French plait ‘plea’ or plaitier ‘to plead’, hence an occupational name or nickname for an advocate.

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

Similar surnames: Platner, Plaster, Player, Plate, Prater, Slater, Place, Paster, Cater

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Plater Family Origin

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Plater Family Occupations

What did your Plater ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Plater. 86% of Plater men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Plater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Plater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plater census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plater. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Plater. For the veterans among your Plater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plater Life Expectancy

What is the average Plater lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Plater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Plater in 1954 was 37, and 68 in 2004.

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