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Pluff Family History

Pluff Name Meaning

German: probably an altered spelling of Bluff, perhaps from a Germanic personal name Blotfrid, composed of the elements blod, bluot ‘blood’ or ‘blossom’ + frid- ‘peace’. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of French Plouffe.

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


Similar surnames: Puff, Luft, Plouff, Acuff, Pluth, Alff, Iliff, Luff, Huff, Buff

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Where is the Pluff family from?

You can see how Pluff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pluff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pluff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Pluff families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Pluff's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pluff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pluff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pluff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pluff. 31% of Pluff men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Pluff women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pluff were Welder and Inspector.

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Welder
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    24%
  • Housework
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Inspector
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pluff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pluff 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 544 immigration records available for the last name Pluff. 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 540 military records available for the last name Pluff. For the veterans among your Pluff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pluff lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pluff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pluff in 1945 was 21, and 62 in 2004.

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