Ploetz Family History

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Ploetz Name Meaning

from plötz ‘roach’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold these fish. variant of Plotz. from an altered and shortened form for the Slavic personal name Blogumil (from blogy ‘good’, ‘rich’, ‘happy’).

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

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Ploetz Family Origin

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Ploetz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Deal Hardware

    10%
  • Photographer

    10%
  • R.R. Station Boss

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ploetz family was R.R. Station Boss. The most common Ploetz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Ploetz's were Farmers. Farmer, Deal Hardware and Photographer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ploetz.

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Ploetz Historical Records

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Ploetz Life Expectancy

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