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Platte Name Meaning

French: from Old French plat ‘flat’ (Late Latin plat(t)us, from Greek platys ‘broad’, ‘flat’). German: variant of Plate 1. German: topographic name from Middle Low German, Middle High German plate ‘plateau’, ‘rock wall’.

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


Similar surnames: Platt, Plate, Pate, Place, Blatt, Blattel, Pratte, Platten, Matte

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Platte Family Origin

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Platte Family Occupations

What did your Platte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Platte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Platte's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Platte family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Platte.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Brick Mason

    4%

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

Platte Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Platte Life Expectancy

What is the average Platte lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Platte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Platte in 1952 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Platte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Platte 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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