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Plotz Name Meaning

variant of Plötz (see Ploetz). metonymic occupational name from platz, plotz ‘wedge (for splitting stone)’, or a nickname for a big, heavy man. variant of Platz 2. of Slavic origin: perhaps a nickname from a Slavic word meaning ‘roach’, e.g. Polish ploc.

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


Similar surnames: Platz, Ploetz, Protz, Plott, Pletz, Kotz, Portz, Plate, Pritz, Plitt

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Plotz Family Origin

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Plotz Family Occupations

What did your Plotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Baker and Beer Saloon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plotz. A less common occupation for the Plotz family was Carpenter. The most common Plotz occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Plotz's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Baker

    8%
  • Beer Saloon

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%

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

Plotz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plotz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plotz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Plotz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Plotz. For the veterans among your Plotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plotz Life Expectancy

What is the average Plotz lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Plotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Plotz in 1959 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plotz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plotz 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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