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Plucker Name Meaning

North German (Plücker) and Dutch: occupational name for someone who gathered produce to sell, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German plucken, Dutch plukken ‘to pick’.

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


Similar surnames: Picker, Plumer, Ducker, Lucker, Packer, Zucker, Tucker, Flicker

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Where is the Plucker family from?

You can see how Plucker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plucker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Plucker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Plucker families living in Maryland. This was about 46% of all the recorded Plucker's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Plucker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plucker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plucker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plucker. 33% of Plucker men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Plucker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plucker were Farm Laborer and Seamstress.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farm Operator
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Plucker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plucker 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 222 immigration records available for the last name Plucker. 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 469 military records available for the last name Plucker. For the veterans among your Plucker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plucker lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Plucker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Plucker in 1962 was 72, and 41 in 2004.

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