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Plasencia Family History

Plasencia Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Plasencia in Cácares province, or from a Castilianized form of Aragonese Plasenzia, towns in Zaragoza and Uesca.

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


Similar surnames: Placencia, Plascencia, Palencia, Valencia, Platania, Lariccia, Pascua

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Where is the Plasencia family from?

You can see how Plasencia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plasencia family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Plasencia families living in California. This was about 15% of all the recorded Plasencia's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Plasencia families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plasencia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plasencia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Plasencia. 46% of Plasencia men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    46%
  • Salesman
    37%
  • Proprietor
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plasencia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plasencia 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plasencia. 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 123 military records available for the last name Plasencia. For the veterans among your Plasencia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plasencia lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Plasencia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Plasencia in 1961 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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