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Plautz Family History

Plautz Name Meaning

Germanized spelling of Slovenian Plavec or Plavc, two different spellings of the archaic occupational name plavec ‘raftsman’, a derivative of plaviti ‘to float’, formed with the agent noun suffix -ec. German: variant of Plaut.

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


Similar surnames: Pfautz, Platz, Lautz, Plaut, Pletz, Pautz, Lutz, Platt, Pfoutz

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Where is the Plautz family from?

You can see how Plautz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plautz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Plautz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Plautz families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Plautz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Plautz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plautz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plautz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plautz. 38% of Plautz men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Plautz women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plautz were Truck Driver and Farmer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
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What Plautz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plautz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plautz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 368 immigration records available for the last name Plautz. 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 Cards

There are 678 military records available for the last name Plautz. For the veterans among your Plautz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plautz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Plautz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Plautz in 1954 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

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