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Plocher Family History

Plocher Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German bloch ‘block’, ‘stocks’; either an occupational name for an official who put prisoners into stocks or a nickname for a clumsy or crude man. See also Ploch.

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


Similar surnames: Blocher, Ploch, Kocher, Pitcher, Pecher, Ploeger, Plucker, Parcher

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Where is the Plocher family from?

You can see how Plocher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plocher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Plocher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Plocher family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Plocher's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Plocher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plocher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plocher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plocher. 50% of Plocher men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Plocher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plocher were Farming and Teacher.

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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
    50%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Teacher
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plocher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plocher 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 332 immigration records available for the last name Plocher. 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 325 military records available for the last name Plocher. For the veterans among your Plocher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plocher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Plocher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Plocher in 1963 was 84, and 80 in 2004.

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