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Ploch Name Meaning

Southern and eastern German (of Slavic origin): variant of Bloch. South German: nickname for a crude, clumsy, or short and fat individual, from Middle High German bloch ‘block’, ‘stocks’. Polish: unflattering nickname from plochy ‘timid’ or ‘sluttish’.

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


Similar surnames: Bloch, Posch, Plock, Plocher, Moch, Pech, Loch, Poch, Pach, Zoch

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Where is the Ploch family from?

You can see how Ploch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ploch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ploch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 26 Ploch families living in New Jersey. This was about 26% of all the recorded Ploch's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Ploch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ploch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ploch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ploch. 22% of Ploch men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ploch women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ploch were Farm Operator and Machine 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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Farm Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    50%
  • Machine Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ploch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ploch 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Ploch. 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 953 military records available for the last name Ploch. For the veterans among your Ploch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ploch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ploch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ploch in 1955 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

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