Platzer Family History

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Platzer Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Platz 1, with -er suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Glatzer, Platner, Blatter, Platz, Pitzer, Glotzer, Glanzer, Plaster

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Platzer Family Origin

Where is the Platzer family from?

Platzer Family Occupations

What did your Platzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Platzer family was Apethocasy. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Platzer. The most common Platzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Platzer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Apethocasy


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

Platzer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Platzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Platzer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Platzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Platzer in 1961 was 62, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Platzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Platzer 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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