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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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Where is the Plattner family from?

You can see how Plattner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plattner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Plattner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Plattner family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Plattner's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Plattner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plattner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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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*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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Butcher
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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