Plein Family History

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Plein Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a plain, simple man (either unpretentious or simple-minded), from Old French plain, Latin planus ‘plain’, ‘flat’, ‘straightforward’. German: habitational name from a place so named in Bohemia (Czech name Planina).

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

Similar surnames: Lein, Klein, Stein, Pin, Leon, Glen, Thein, Plew, Pfeil, Albin

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Plein Family Origin

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Plein Family Occupations

What did your Plein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plein family was Works In Plow Factory. The most common Plein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Plein's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeps Saloon and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plein.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps Saloon

  • Retail Grocer

  • Works In Plow Factory


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

Plein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plein 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 550 immigration records available for the last name Plein. 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 484 military records available for the last name Plein. For the veterans among your Plein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plein Life Expectancy

What is the average Plein lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Plein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Plein in 1965 was 51, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plein 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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