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Plock Family History

Plock Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a small plot of land, from Middle English plocke ‘small piece of ground’. Americanized spelling of German Ploch. Variant of German Block.

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


Similar surnames: Lock, Plack, Block, Flock, Glock, Rock, Ploch, Plank, Stock, Poock

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Where is the Plock family from?

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

What did your Plock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plock. 17% of Plock men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Plock women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plock were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plock 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 631 immigration records available for the last name Plock. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Plock. For the veterans among your Plock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plock lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Plock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Plock in 1947 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

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