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Plankenhorn Name Meaning

Variant of German Blankenhorn, a habitational name from a castle so named near Heilbronn in Baden.

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


Similar surnames: Blankenhorn, Blankenheim, Lankenau, Sagehorn, Langendorf, Frankenberg

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Where is the Plankenhorn family from?

You can see how Plankenhorn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plankenhorn family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Plankenhorn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Plankenhorn family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Plankenhorn's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Plankenhorn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plankenhorn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plankenhorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Plankenhorn. 42% of Plankenhorn men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Mechanic
    9%
  • Electrician
    6%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plankenhorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plankenhorn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 132 immigration records available for the last name Plankenhorn. 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 314 military records available for the last name Plankenhorn. For the veterans among your Plankenhorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plankenhorn lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Plankenhorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Plankenhorn in 1960 was 63, and 89 in 2004.

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