Plitt Family History

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Plitt Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; in the south, perhaps a nickname for a cheerful, friendly person, from Middle High German blide ‘joyous’; in the north, perhaps a nickname for a short irascible individual, dialect Low German plite.

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

Similar surnames: Platt, Splitt, Witt, Plier, Glatt, Pluth, Platz, Litt, Flint, Plate

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Plitt Family Origin

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Plitt Family Occupations

What did your Plitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plitt family was Laborer. Butcher, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plitt. The most common Plitt occupation in the USA was Butcher. 8% of Plitt's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Keeping House

  • Baker

  • Laborer


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

Plitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plitt 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 827 immigration records available for the last name Plitt. 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 979 military records available for the last name Plitt. For the veterans among your Plitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Plitt lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Plitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Plitt in 1957 was 44, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plitt 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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