Plass Family History

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Plass Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German plas ‘place’, ‘open square’, ‘street’. South German (also Pläss): from a short form of the medieval personal name Blasius. English: variant of Place 3.

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

Similar surnames: Pass, Blass, Class, Glass, Klass, Plank, Brass, Plasse, Plas, Lass

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Plass Family Origin

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Plass Family Occupations

What did your Plass ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Plass occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Plass's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plass. A less common occupation for the Plass family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Works On Farm


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

Plass Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Plass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plass 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plass. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Plass. For the veterans among your Plass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plass Life Expectancy

What is the average Plass lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Plass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plass in 1956 was 54, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plass

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plass 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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