Pleger Family History

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Pleger Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Pfleger or Pflueger.

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

Similar surnames: Plager, Fleeger, Pledger, Yaeger, Sliger, Creger, Peeler, Flieger

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Pleger Family Origin

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Pleger Family Occupations

What did your Pleger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pleger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Pleger's were Farmers. Farmer, Dry Goods Salesman and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pleger. A less common occupation for the Pleger family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Dry Goods Salesman

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Pleger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pleger Life Expectancy

What is the average Pleger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pleger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pleger in 1945 was 24, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pleger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pleger 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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