Plett Family History

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Plett Name Meaning

German: probably from a short form of a personal name formed with the root of modern Blatt ‘leaf’ or words with the sense of ‘bloom’.

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

Similar surnames: Pett, Lett, Flott, Platt, Peth, Blatt, Peets, Hett, Puett, Flett

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Plett Family Origin

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Plett Family Occupations

What did your Plett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Plett occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 22% of Plett's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Plett family was Dry Goods And Groceries. Carpenter, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plett.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Dry Goods And Groceries


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Plett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Plett. 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 Plett. For the veterans among your Plett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plett Life Expectancy

What is the average Plett lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Plett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Plett in 1959 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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