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Plott Name Meaning

English: from Middle English plot(te) ploth ‘small area plot of ground’ for one who lived or worked at such a place. German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a fence maker or carpenter from a Germanized form of Slavic plot (Polish płot) ‘fence’. Compare Plotnik .

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


Similar surnames: Platt, Lott, Pott, Slott, Flott, Port, Plock, Plotz, Platz, Pont

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Where is the Plott family from?

You can see how Plott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Plott families living in North Carolina. This was about 38% of all the recorded Plott's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Plott families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plott. 21% of Plott men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Plott women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plott were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Plott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plott 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 632 immigration records available for the last name Plott. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Plott. For the veterans among your Plott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plott lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Plott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Plott in 1944 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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