Pla Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name from pla ‘plain’, ‘plateau’, denoting someone who lived on an area of flat ground, or habitational name from any of the numerous places named Pla, (from Latin planum ‘plain’, ‘plateau’).

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

Similar surnames: Pia, Pola, Plas, Pala, Ola, Ply, Olm, Pyle, Pan, Papa

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Pla Family Origin

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Pla Family Occupations

What did your Pla ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Pla.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Pla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pla 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pla. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Pla. For the veterans among your Pla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pla Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pla in 1954 was 69, and 68 in 2004.

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