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Plenge Name Meaning

Nickname from Old High German blanc ‘bright’, ‘white’.From Middle Low German plengen ‘to stir’, ‘bring about strife’, ‘deceive’, hence an unflattering nickname for a troublemaker. German and Danish: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Klinge, Prange, Plugge, Fleege, Leng, Wengel, Lengle, Linge, Krenke

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Where is the Plenge family from?

You can see how Plenge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plenge family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Plenge families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Plenge families living in Indiana. This was about 80% of all the recorded Plenge's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Plenge families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plenge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plenge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Plenge. 55% of Plenge men worked as a 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
  • Salesman
  • Farming
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 970 census records available for the last name Plenge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plenge 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Plenge. 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 275 military records available for the last name Plenge. For the veterans among your Plenge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plenge lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Plenge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Plenge in 1957 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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