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Platz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the main (market) square of a town or village, from (respectively) Middle High German plaz, German Platz ‘town square’. As a Jewish name it may also be one of the names randomly selected by government officials when surnames were made compulsory. In Tyrol, where many farms are called Platz(l), the name refers to an opening or suitable site for a dwelling. German: metonymic occupational name from platz, plotz ‘wedge for splitting stone’, or a nickname for a big, heavy man, from the same word in a transferred sense.

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

Similar surnames: Plotz, Glatz, Plate, Blatz, Platt, Pletz, Patz, Klotz, Ratz, Plato

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Platz Family Origin

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Platz Family Occupations

What did your Platz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Platz family was Butcher. The most common Platz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Platz's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Platz.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher


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Platz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Platz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Platz 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Platz. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Platz. For the veterans among your Platz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Platz Life Expectancy

What is the average Platz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Platz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Platz in 1951 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Platz 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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