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Plewa Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from plewa ‘chaff’ (i.e. the outer shell of cereal grain) possibly applied to someone regarded as unimportant or as a metonymic occupational name to someone whose job was to winnow grain.

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


Similar surnames: Pleva, Leva, Sliwa, Pluta, Pera, Leja, Lew, Plein, Plona, Piela

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Where is the Plewa family from?

You can see how Plewa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plewa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Plewa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Plewa families living in Wisconsin. This was about 67% of all the recorded Plewa's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Plewa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plewa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plewa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plewa. 32% of Plewa men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Plewa women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plewa were Truck Driver and Operator. .

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    20%
  • House Cleaning
    20%
  • Servant
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plewa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plewa 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 689 immigration records available for the last name Plewa. 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 491 military records available for the last name Plewa. For the veterans among your Plewa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plewa lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Plewa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Plewa in 1961 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

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