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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

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Plater Family Origin

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Plater Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Teamster

    4%

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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Plater Historical Records

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Plater Life Expectancy

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