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Pfleger Family History

Pfleger Name Meaning

German: status name for a legal guardian of a minor, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflegen ‘to supervise or administrate’.

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

Similar surnames: Pflueger, Fieger, Feger, Praeger, Ploeger, Fleer, Flegel, Zuleger

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Where is the Pfleger family from?

You can see how Pfleger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pfleger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pfleger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pfleger family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pfleger's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Pfleger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pfleger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pfleger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pfleger. 14% of Pfleger men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Pfleger women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pfleger were Machinist and Examiner.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Examiner
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pfleger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfleger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pfleger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pfleger. For the veterans among your Pfleger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pfleger lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pfleger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pfleger in 1948 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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