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Plier Family History

Plier Name Meaning
German: origin uncertain. Perhaps from Middle High German blier ‘lead smelter’, or of Slavic origin.IGI; not in HB, HN, BR, SFN.Dutch: variant of Pleyers, a nickname from a derivative of Middle Dutch pleien ‘to have fun’, ‘to cheer’, ‘to dance and jump with joy’, or of Plahiers, which is possibly from Old French pla(s)quier ‘marsh’, ‘bog’, influenced by Old Dutch plask- ‘pool’, or a Walloon variant of Plaisir, Playsier, from Walloon plêhant, plêjant ‘pleasant’.

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

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86 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Plier Families

  • Number of Plier families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Plier families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Plier last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Plier Family Origin

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Plier Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Plier

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Plier Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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