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Plante Name Meaning

French (mainly Planté): topographic name from planté ‘planted’ (the past participle of the verb planter ‘to plant’) for someone living by an area of planted ground a herb garden shrubbery or more specifically a vineyard. French: topographic name or perhaps a nickname or a metonymic occupational name from plante ‘plant’ in Old French also ‘(nursery) plantation (of trees bushes)’; or a habitational name from Plante the name of several places in the southwestern part of France. Compare Laplante . English (Warwickshire): variant of Plant .

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

Similar surnames: Plant, Platte, Plantier, Platt, Lande, Plank, Place, Planty, Panter

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Where is the Plante family from?

You can see how Plante families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plante family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Plante families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 78 Plante families living in Rhode Island. This was about 37% of all the recorded Plante's in USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Plante families in 1880.
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What did your Plante ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plante. 15% of Plante men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Plante women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plante were Truck Driver and Spinner. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Spinner
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Census Records

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Plante. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plante 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Plante. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Plante. For the veterans among your Plante ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plante lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Plante life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Plante in 1944 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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