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Plater Name Meaning

occupational name for a maker of plate-armor or armor-plates, from an agent derivative of Middle English plate ‘armor-plate’. from an agent derivative of Old French plait ‘plea’ or plaitier ‘to plead’, hence an occupational name or nickname for an advocate.

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


Similar surnames: Platner, Plaster, Player, Plate, Prater, Slater, Place, Paster, Cater

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Plater Family Origin

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Plater Family Occupations

What did your Plater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plater family was Teamster. The most common Plater occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Plater's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plater.

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Teamster

    4%

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

Plater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plater 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Plater. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Plater. For the veterans among your Plater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plater Life Expectancy

What is the average Plater lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Plater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Plater in 1954 was 37, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plater 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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