Plant Family History

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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

What did your Plant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plant. 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.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Plant Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Plant. 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 Plant. For the veterans among your Plant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plant Life Expectancy

What is the average Plant lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plant 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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