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Platz Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Platz Families

  • Number of Platz families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Platz families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Platz last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Platz Family Origin

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Platz Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Platz

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Platz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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