Platt Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Platt or Platt Bridge in Lancashire, named in Middle English with Old French plat ‘flat’, ‘thin’ (see Platte), in the dialect sense ‘plank bridge’. English: topographic name from Middle English plat ‘plot of land’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English plætt). Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German platt ‘flat’. German: variant of Platte 3.

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


Similar surnames: Plant, Platte, Platz, Plate, Plott, Blatt, Flatt, Last, Glatt, Plath

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Platt Family Origin

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Platt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Platt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Platt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Platt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Platt.

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Platt Historical Records

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Platt Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Platt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Platt in 1944 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Platt

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