Platner Family History

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Platner Name Meaning

German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Czech (Platnér): occupational name for an armorer (see Blattner). English: occupational name for a plate maker, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old French platon ‘metal plate’. Compare Platten.

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


Similar surnames: Plater, Latner, Planer, Latter, Plaster, Plattner, Ladner, Plate

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Platner Family Origin

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Platner Family Occupations

What did your Platner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Platner. A less common occupation for the Platner family was Carpenter. The most common Platner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Platner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Platner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Platner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Platner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Platner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Platner. 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 Platner. For the veterans among your Platner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Platner Life Expectancy

What is the average Platner lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Platner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Platner in 1950 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Platner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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