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Platania Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from Platania in Catanzaro province. Southern Italian and Greek (Platanias) topographic name for someone living in the main square of a town, an open space where plane trees grow, from medieval Greek platani ‘plane tree’ (ancient Greek platanos).

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


Similar surnames: Catania, Anania, Papalia, Lagana, Patane, Patania, Blatnik, Palaia

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Where is the Platania family from?

You can see how Platania families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Platania family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Platania families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Platania families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Platania's in the USA. California had the highest population of Platania families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Platania surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Platania ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Barber and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Platania. 46% of Platania men worked as a Barber and 34% of Platania women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Platania were Laborer and Tailor.

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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

  • Barber
    46%
  • Baker
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Twister
    23%
  • Tailor
    23%
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Census Records

There are 537 census records available for the last name Platania. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Platania 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Platania. 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 180 military records available for the last name Platania. For the veterans among your Platania ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Platania lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Platania life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Platania in 1957 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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