You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Platner relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 23 less people named Platner in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.

Gender

Create, build, and explore your family tree.

What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 529 people named Platner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Platner in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 506 people named Platner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 53%, or 76 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 48 women had paying jobs
  • 21% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Platner families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 40 were born in foreign countries
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from New York