Pletz Family History

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Pletz Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a tailor who mended clothes, from Middle High German bletz ‘scrap’, ‘patch’. altered spelling of Ploetz.

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

Similar surnames: Platz, Ploetz, Plotz, Plate, Letz, Metz, Netz, Fleitz, Spetz, Pretz

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Pletz Family Origin

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Pletz Family Occupations

What did your Pletz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pletz family was Keeping House. The most common Pletz occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 17% of Pletz's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pletz.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Keeping House


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Pletz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pletz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pletz 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 576 immigration records available for the last name Pletz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pletz. For the veterans among your Pletz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pletz Life Expectancy

What is the average Pletz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pletz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pletz in 1950 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

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