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Plants Family History

Plants Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pflanz.

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


Similar surnames: Plantz, Platts, Planty, Lantis, Planz, Lints, Lans, Pratts, Plass

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Where is the Plants family from?

You can see how Plants families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plants family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plants families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Plants families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Plants's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Plants families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plants surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plants ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plants. 38% of Plants men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Plants women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plants were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Plants. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plants 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Plants. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Plants. For the veterans among your Plants ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plants lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Plants life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Plants in 1960 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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