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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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Where is the Plein family from?

You can see how Plein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Plein families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Plein families living in Minnesota. This was about 49% of all the recorded Plein's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Plein families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plein. 22% of Plein men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Plein women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plein were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Saleslady
    23%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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