Platten Family History

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Platten Name Meaning

diminutive of Platt 1. metonymic occupational name for a platemaker, from Old French platon ‘metal plate’.

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


Similar surnames: Patten, Platte, Platner, Wratten, Plater, Plaster, Platter, Platt

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Platten Family Origin

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Platten Family Occupations

What did your Platten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butchering and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Platten. A less common occupation for the Platten family was Laborer. The most common Platten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Platten's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Butchering

    8%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

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

Platten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Platten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Platten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Platten

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Platten. 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 Platten. For the veterans among your Platten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Platten Life Expectancy

What is the average Platten lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Platten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Platten in 1944 was 24, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Platten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Platten 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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