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Find more Ploof relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 59 more people named Ploof in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 591 people named Ploof in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Ploof in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 650 people named Ploof were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 47 hours a week
  • 217 were children
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

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As Ploof families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 154 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • They most commonly lived in Minnesota
  • The most common mother tongue was German