Ploeger Family History

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Ploeger Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a plowman, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German ploch ‘plow’.

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

Similar surnames: Bloemer, Pflueger, Plocher, Praeger, Pfleger, Troeger, Saeger, Goeser

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Ploeger Family Origin

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Ploeger Family Occupations

What did your Ploeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ploeger family was Fire Brick & Clay. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ploeger. The most common Ploeger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Ploeger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Fire Brick & Clay


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

Ploeger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ploeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ploeger 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 721 immigration records available for the last name Ploeger. 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 620 military records available for the last name Ploeger. For the veterans among your Ploeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ploeger Life Expectancy

What is the average Ploeger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ploeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ploeger in 1962 was 78, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ploeger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ploeger 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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