Plant Name Meaning

English and French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener, in particular someone with a herb garden, from Middle English plant (Old English plante), Old French plante ‘herb’, ‘shrub’, ‘young tree’. In English it may also be a nickname for a tender or delicate individual, from the same word in a transferred sense. French: topographic name for a planted area, in particular one planted with herbs or vines. Compare Plantier. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Platt, Plank, Plante, Place, Lant, Blunt, Planty, Olan, Plate, Pane

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Plant Family Origin

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Plant Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Plant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Plant's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Plant family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plant.

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Plant Historical Records

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Plant Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Plant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Plant in 1948 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plant

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