Plate Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of plate armor, from Middle High German blate, plate, Middle Dutch plate ‘plate’, ‘armor plating’. German: habitational name from a place so named in Mecklenburg. Dutch: from West Flemish plate ‘plaice’, possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble a flat fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of these fish.

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


Similar surnames: Place, Platz, Platte, Platt, Pate, Plater, Plank, Plath, Plack, Pape

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Plate Family Origin

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Plate Family Occupations

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  • Ag Lab Widow

    10%
  • Annuitant

    10%
  • Brewers Clerk

    10%
  • Farm Labourer

    10%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Plate family was Farm Labourer. Ag Lab Widow, Annuitant and Brewers Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plate. The most common Plate occupation in the UK was Ag Lab Widow. 10% of Plate's were Ag Lab Widows.

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Plate Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Plate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Plate in 1956 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plate

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