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Plett Family History

Plett Name Meaning

German: probably from a short form of a personal name formed with the root of modern Blatt ‘leaf’ or words with the sense of ‘bloom’.

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


Similar surnames: Pett, Lett, Flott, Platt, Peth, Blatt, Peets, Hett, Puett, Flett

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Where is the Plett family from?

You can see how Plett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plett families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Plett family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Plett's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Plett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plett. 51% of Plett men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Plett women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plett were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    51%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    27%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Trained Nurse
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Plett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plett 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Plett. 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 564 military records available for the last name Plett. For the veterans among your Plett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plett lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Plett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Plett in 1959 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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