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Pluth Family History

Pluth Name Meaning

German (also Plüth): from Middle High German bluot ‘blossom’, perhaps a nickname for a thriving individual, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting a blossom.

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


Similar surnames: Bluth, Kluth, Gluth, Plitt, Platt, Huth, Platz, Pluta, Paeth, Pluff

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Where is the Pluth family from?

You can see how Pluth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pluth family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pluth families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Pluth families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Pluth's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Pluth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pluth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pluth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pluth. 29% of Pluth men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Pluth women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pluth were Manager 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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Helper
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pluth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pluth 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 281 immigration records available for the last name Pluth. 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 291 military records available for the last name Pluth. For the veterans among your Pluth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pluth lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Pluth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pluth in 1966 was 73, and 83 in 2004.

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