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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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Where is the Ploeger family from?

You can see how Ploeger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ploeger family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ploeger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Ploeger families living in Illinois. This was about 24% of all the recorded Ploeger's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ploeger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ploeger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ploeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ploeger. 39% of Ploeger men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ploeger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ploeger were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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