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Platz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the main (market) square of a town or village, from (respectively) Middle High German plaz, German Platz ‘town square’. As a Jewish name it may also be one of the names randomly selected by government officials when surnames were made compulsory. In Tyrol, where many farms are called Platz(l), the name refers to an opening or suitable site for a dwelling. German: metonymic occupational name from platz, plotz ‘wedge for splitting stone’, or a nickname for a big, heavy man, from the same word in a transferred sense.

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

Similar surnames: Plotz, Glatz, Plate, Blatz, Platt, Pletz, Patz, Klotz, Ratz, Plato

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Platz Family Origin

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Platz Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Platz.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Platz Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Platz. For the veterans among your Platz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Platz Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Platz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Platz in 1951 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

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