Plaster Family History

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Plaster Name Meaning

English and North German: metonymic occupational name for a plasterer, from Middle English, Middle Low German plaster (from Latin emplastrum ‘(wound) plaster’ (originally a paste), from Greek emplastron, a derivative of emplassein ‘to shape or form’; the term was carried over into building terminology to mean ‘bonding agent’). English: habitational name from any of various places called Plaistow (in East London, Derbyshire, Sussex, and elsewhere), from Old English plegestow ‘place where people gather for sport or play’. This can also be a variant of Plaisted (through interchangeable use of the Old English elements stow and stede, both meaning ‘place’, in earlier times). German and Ashkenazic Jewish (Pflaster): from Middle High German pflaster (German Pflaster, from Latin plastrum) ‘street pavement’, ‘pavement’, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Paster, Laster, Plater, Prater, Panter, Easter, Plaisted, Poster

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Plaster Family Origin

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Plaster Family Occupations

What did your Plaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Plaster. 25% of Plaster men worked as a General Labourer Heavy Worker and 77% of Plaster women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plaster were Builders Labourer and Domestic Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • General Labourer
  • Greengrocer grower
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Unpaid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Plaster Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 720 immigration records available for the last name Plaster. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Plaster. For the veterans among your Plaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plaster Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Plaster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plaster in 1953 was 60, and 84 in 2004.

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