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Platter Name Meaning

English: variant of Platt or Plater . Scottish: habitational name from the Forest of Plater in Angus. German (Tyrol Bavaria): variant of Plattner German: variant of Platner .

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


Similar surnames: Plattner, Plaster, Platte, Platt, Slatter, Glatter, Panter, Platner

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Where is the Platter family from?

You can see how Platter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Platter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Platter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Platter families living in Ohio. This was about 56% of all the recorded Platter's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Platter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Platter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Platter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Platter. 34% of Platter men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Platter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Platter were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Platter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Platter 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 751 immigration records available for the last name Platter. 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 Platter. For the veterans among your Platter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Platter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Platter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Platter in 1962 was 62, and 76 in 2004.

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