Plautz Family History

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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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Plautz Family Origin

Where is the Plautz family from?

Plautz Family 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 US named Plautz. 18% of Plautz men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Plautz women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plautz were Farm Op and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farm Op

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Stenographer

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

Plautz Historical Records

What Plautz family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1891 UK census records for Plautz

Passenger List

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 Card

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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Plautz Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plautz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plautz 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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