Plier Name Meaning

German: origin uncertain. Perhaps from Middle High German blier ‘lead smelter’, or of Slavic origin. Dutch: variant of Pleyers, a nickname from a derivative of Middle Dutch pleien ‘to have fun’, ‘to cheer’, ‘to dance and jump with joy’, or of Plahiers, which is possibly from Old French pla(s)quier ‘marsh’, ‘bog’, influenced by Old Dutch plask- ‘pool’, or a Walloon variant of Plaisir, Playsier, from Walloon plêhant, plêjant ‘pleasant’.

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


Similar surnames: Lier, Blier, Palmer, Peiser, Stier, Piper, Priem, Pier, Power, Gier

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Plier Family Origin

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Plier Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plier family was Laborer. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Plier. The most common Plier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Plier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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Plier Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Plier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plier in 1942 was 35, and 93 in 2004.

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