Plath Family History

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Plath Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named in Mecklenburg. topographic name from Slavic blodo ‘swamp’ and here probably from Sorbian plot ‘woven fence’.

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


Similar surnames: Plate, Platt, Flath, Platz, Plata, Heath, Bath, Plack, Patz, Plass

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Plath Family Origin

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Plath Family Occupations

What did your Plath ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Steel Works Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Plath. 13% of Plath men worked as a Steel Works Labourer and 45% of Plath women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plath were Chef Pastry Cook and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Steel Works Labourer
    13%
  • Agrecultural Farmer Heary Workerl
    7%
  • Builders Joiner
    7%
  • Chef Pastry Cook
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    45%
  • Dressmaking
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%

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

Plath Historical Records

What Plath family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Plath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plath 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Plath. 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 Plath. For the veterans among your Plath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plath Life Expectancy

What is the average Plath lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Plath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plath in 1955 was 34, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plath

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plath 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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