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Plyler Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German Pleuler a variant of Bleiler (of which this could also be a respelling) an agent derivative of Middle High German bliuwel ‘pounding mill’. Compare Pliler .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pliler, Plumer, Blyler, Plier, Gayler, Pegler, Payer, Planer, Plager

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Where is the Plyler family from?

You can see how Plyler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plyler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Plyler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Plyler families living in South Carolina. This was about 79% of all the recorded Plyler's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Plyler families in 1840.
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What did your Plyler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plyler. 23% of Plyler men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Plyler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plyler were Weaver 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Spinner
  • Housework
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Plyler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plyler 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 348 immigration records available for the last name Plyler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Plyler. For the veterans among your Plyler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plyler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Plyler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plyler in 1950 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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