Planer Family History

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Planer Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Plan in Bohemia (Czech Planá). South German and Austrian (Tyrol): from Middle High German plan ‘open space’, ‘plain’; a topographic name for someone living on a plateau, or a habitational name from a farm named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Platner, Lander, Plate, Plaster, Panter, Pliner, Elsner, Place

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Planer Family Origin

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Planer Family Occupations

What did your Planer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Tailor and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Planer. The most common Planer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Planer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Planer family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Baker

  • Butcher


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

Planer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Planer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Planer 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 Planer

Passenger List

There are 586 immigration records available for the last name Planer. 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 Planer. For the veterans among your Planer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Planer Life Expectancy

What is the average Planer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Planer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Planer in 1960 was 39, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Planer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Planer 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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