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Plath Family History

Plath Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named in Mecklenburg. topographic name from Slavic blodo ‘swamp’ and here probably from Sorbian plot ‘woven fence’.

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


Similar surnames: Plate, Platt, Flath, Platz, Plata, Heath, Bath, Plack, Patz, Plass

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Where is the Plath family from?

You can see how Plath families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plath family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Plath families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 43 Plath families living in Wisconsin. This was about 21% of all the recorded Plath's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Plath families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plath surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plath ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plath. 27% of Plath men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Plath women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plath were Farm Laborer and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Plath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plath 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Plath. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Plath. For the veterans among your Plath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plath lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Plath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plath in 1955 was 34, and 88 in 2004.

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