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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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Ploch Family Origin

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Ploch Family Occupations

What did your Ploch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Wood Dealer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ploch. A less common occupation for the Ploch family was Cutter. The most common Ploch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Ploch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Wood Dealer

    14%
  • Cabinet Maker

    7%
  • Cutter

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ploch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ploch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Ploch Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ploch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ploch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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