Placke Family History

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Placke Name Meaning

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a plasterer, from Middle Dutch placke ‘plaster’, ‘whitewash’. German: variant of Plack. German: habitational name from Placke or Placken in Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Plack, Place, Plate, Plank, Pack, Plucker, Hacke, Packer, Placko

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Placke Family Origin

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Placke Family Occupations

What did your Placke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Placke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Placke's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Placke. A less common occupation for the Placke family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Cigar Maker

    19%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%

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

Placke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Placke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Placke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Placke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Placke. For the veterans among your Placke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Placke Life Expectancy

What is the average Placke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Placke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Placke in 1962 was 67, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Placke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Placke 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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