Plager Family History

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Plager Name Meaning

Variant spelling of a Low German variant of Pfleger; in particular, an occupational name for someone who tended dikes and ditches. Altered spelling of German Pläger, of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Planer, Prager, Flager, Pleger, Slager, Platter, Plate, Praeger

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Plager Family Origin

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Plager Family Occupations

What did your Plager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bookkeeping and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plager. A less common occupation for the Plager family was Laborer. The most common Plager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Plager's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Bookkeeping

    13%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Plager ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Plager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plager 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 Plager. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Plager. For the veterans among your Plager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plager Life Expectancy

What is the average Plager lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Plager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Plager in 1947 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plager ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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