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Plaster Family History

Plaster Name Meaning
English and North German: metonymic occupational name for a plasterer, from Middle English, Middle Low German plaster (from Latin emplastrum ‘(wound) plaster’ (originally a paste), from Greek emplastron, a derivative of emplassein ‘to shape or form’; the term was carried over into building terminology to mean ‘bonding agent’).English: habitational name from any of various places called Plaistow (in East London, Derbyshire, Sussex, and elsewhere), from Old English plegestow ‘place where people gather for sport or play’. This can also be a variant of Plaisted (through interchangeable use of the Old English elements stow and stede, both meaning ‘place’, in earlier times).German and Ashkenazic Jewish (Pflaster): from Middle High German pflaster (German Pflaster, from Latin plastrum) ‘street pavement’, ‘pavement’, cognate with 1.

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

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17,256 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,401 Military Records
508 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Plaster Families

  • Number of Plaster families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Plaster families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Plaster last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Plaster census records

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Plaster Family Origin

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Plaster Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Plaster

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Plaster Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Plaster census records

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Plaster Civil War Service Records

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