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Placencia Family History

Placencia Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a Castilianized form of Basque Plaentzia a town in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, also known as Soraluze.

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


Similar surnames: Plasencia, Palencia, Platania, Valencia, Lariccia, Plascencia

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Where is the Placencia family from?

You can see how Placencia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Placencia family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Placencia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Placencia families living in California. This was about 90% of all the recorded Placencia's in the USA. California had the highest population of Placencia families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Placencia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Placencia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Placencia. 78% of Placencia men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Placencia women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Placencia were Spinner and Sorter.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    78%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Spinner
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Sorter
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Placencia. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 216 military records available for the last name Placencia. For the veterans among your Placencia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Placencia lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Placencia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Placencia in 1964 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

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