Pless Family History

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Pless Name Meaning

East German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from any of various places named with the Slavic element pleso ‘swamp’, for example Pless in Upper Silesia.

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


Similar surnames: Pleiss, Plein, Gless, Kless, Gess, Plew, Lessa, Plass, Pross, Tess

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Pless Family Origin

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Pless Family Occupations

What did your Pless ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Actress wholesaler In Larger were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pless. 34% of Pless men worked as a Private Means and 25% of Pless women worked as an Actress wholesaler In Larger. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pless were Wholesale In Millinery a and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means
    34%
  • Sec Trade Unions Merchant Cler Refug
    34%
  • Wholesale In Millinery a
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Actress wholesaler In Larger
    25%
  • Domestic Servant
    25%
  • Household Duties Merchant Cler Refug
    25%
  • Incapacitated
    25%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pless Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Pless. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pless 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 859 immigration records available for the last name Pless. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pless. For the veterans among your Pless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pless Life Expectancy

What is the average Pless lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Pless in 1952 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pless

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pless 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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