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Ploen Family History

Ploen Name Meaning

habitational name from Plön in Schleswig Holstein. from a short form of the medieval personal name Apollonius.

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


Similar surnames: Ellen, Cloe, Len, Lien, Loden, Kloes, Glen, Lown, Alden, Olsen

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Where is the Ploen family from?

You can see how Ploen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ploen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ploen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Ploen families living in Iowa. This was about 69% of all the recorded Ploen's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Ploen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ploen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ploen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Ploen. 34% of Ploen men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer Labor
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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What Ploen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ploen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ploen 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 310 immigration records available for the last name Ploen. 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 554 military records available for the last name Ploen. For the veterans among your Ploen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ploen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Ploen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ploen in 1964 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

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