Plier Family History

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Plier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plier 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 125 immigration records available for the last name Plier. 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 446 military records available for the last name Plier. For the veterans among your Plier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plier Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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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