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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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Where is the Plier family from?

You can see how Plier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plier family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Plier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Plier family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Plier's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Plier families in 1840.
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What did your Plier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plier. 67% of Plier men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Plier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plier were Common Labor and Stenographer.

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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
    67%
  • Mechanic
    12%
  • Labor
    12%
  • Common Labor
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Plier lifespan?

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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