Plake Family History

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Plake Name Meaning

North German: probably a variant of Placke.

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


Similar surnames: Placke, Paape, Plank, Plume, Taake, Plack, Plass, Bake, Pake, Glave

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Plake Family Origin

Where is the Plake family from?

Plake Family Occupations

What did your Plake ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Plake occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Plake's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Plake family was Cooper. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plake.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Cooper

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Plake ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Plake Historical Records

What Plake family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plake census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Plake

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Plake. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Plake. For the veterans among your Plake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plake Life Expectancy

What is the average Plake lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Plake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Plake in 1955 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plake

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plake ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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