Platz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the main (market) square of a town or village, from (respectively) Middle High German plaz, German Platz ‘town square’. As a Jewish name it may also be one of the names randomly selected by government officials when surnames were made compulsory. In Tyrol, where many farms are called Platz(l), the name refers to an opening or suitable site for a dwelling. German: metonymic occupational name from platz, plotz ‘wedge for splitting stone’, or a nickname for a big, heavy man, from the same word in a transferred sense.

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


Similar surnames: Plotz, Glatz, Plate, Blatz, Platt, Pletz, Patz, Klotz, Ratz, Plato

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Platz Family Origin

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Platz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Butcher

    5%

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

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Platz Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Platz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Platz in 1951 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Platz

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