Plato Family History

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Plato Name Meaning

Anglicized form of the Greek personal name Platon, the name of two early Christian martyrs, and as such found as a surname in Poland and elsewhere. However, it is much better known as the name of the great Greek philosopher (c.429–c.347 bc), in whose honor it was adopted as an English, Dutch, German, and Danish humanistic name during the Reformation.

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

Similar surnames: Platz, Plate, Platt, Pelto, Mato, Ponto, Plass, Patz, Pluto, Plath

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Plato Family Origin

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Plato Family Occupations

What did your Plato ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Fancy Trimmer (Mr) and Genl Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plato. The most common Plato occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 10% of Plato's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Plato family was Jeweller Unemployed.

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  • Annuitant

  • Fancy Trimmer (Mr)

  • Genl Laborer

  • Jeweller Unemployed


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Plato Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Plato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plato 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 872 immigration records available for the last name Plato. 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 Plato. For the veterans among your Plato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plato Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Plato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Plato in 1944 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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