Plattner Family History

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Plattner Name Meaning

German (Tyrol, Bavaria): from platte ‘ledge’ (genitive platten) + -er suffix of habitation, hence a topographic name denoting someone who lived at a farm on a mountain ledge. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Platner.

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

Similar surnames: Lattner, Platter, Platner, Planer, Blatter, Trattner, Platzer

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Plattner Family Origin

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Plattner Family Occupations

What did your Plattner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plattner. 28% of Plattner men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Plattner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plattner were Butcher and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher

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

Plattner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plattner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plattner 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 Plattner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Plattner. For the veterans among your Plattner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plattner Life Expectancy

What is the average Plattner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Plattner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Plattner in 1958 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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