Plessner Family History

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Plessner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Plesse in Hesse or Plessen in Westphalia. East German: variant of Pless.

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

Similar surnames: Flessner, Lessner, Lesser, Leshner, Leisner, Pressler, Peiser

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Plessner Family Origin

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Plessner Family Occupations

What did your Plessner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Plessner occupation in the USA was Druggist. 14% of Plessner's were Druggists. A less common occupation for the Plessner family was Finisher. Druggist, Dry Good Merchant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plessner.

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  • Druggist

  • Dry Good Merchant

  • Farmer

  • Finisher


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

Plessner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 855 census records available for the last name Plessner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plessner 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 387 immigration records available for the last name Plessner. 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 381 military records available for the last name Plessner. For the veterans among your Plessner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plessner Life Expectancy

What is the average Plessner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Plessner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plessner in 1962 was 62, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plessner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plessner 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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