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Pledger Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire): from Middle English pleggere ‘one who stands surety in a lawsuit’ (literally ‘pledger’). Americanized form of German Pletscher (see Pletcher).

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


Similar surnames: Sledge, Ledger, Pleger, Lodge, Pedder, Leger, Lerner, Sluder, Reder

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Pledger Family Origin

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Pledger Family Occupations

What did your Pledger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pledger family was Keeping House. The most common Pledger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Pledger's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pledger.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Pledger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pledger Life Expectancy

What is the average Pledger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pledger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Pledger in 1956 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pledger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pledger 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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