Place Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived in the main market square of a town or village, from Middle English, Old French place (Late Latin platea (via) ‘broad street’, ‘free public open space in a town’). from Middle English, Old French plaise ‘plaice’, ‘flatfish’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a seller of these fish, or perhaps a nickname for someone thought to resemble a flatfish. topographic name for someone who lived near a quickset fence, from Middle English, Old French pleis (Latin plexum, past participle of plectere ‘to plait or weave’).

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


Similar surnames: Plate, Pace, Lake, Lace, Plack, Clare, Pape, Slack, Pesce, Page

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Place Family Origin

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Place Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Place family was Carpenter. The most common Place occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Place's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Place.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Between 1944 and 2004, Place life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Place in 1944 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

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