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