Plewa Family History

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Plewa Name Meaning

Polish: from plewa ‘husk’, ‘shell’, an unflattering nickname for a lightweight, worthless man, or possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone whose job was to winnow grain.

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


Similar surnames: Pleva, Leva, Sliwa, Pluta, Pera, Leja, Lew, Plein, Plona, Piela

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Plewa Family Origin

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Plewa Family Occupations

What did your Plewa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Apothecaries Engineer Slasher Smith Heavy Works and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Plewa. 20% of Plewa men worked as an Apothecaries Engineer Slasher Smith Heavy Works and 67% of Plewa women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plewa were Incapacitated and Voluntary Social Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Apothecaries Engineer Slasher Smith Heavy Works
    20%
  • Coal Hewer (under)
    20%
  • Fitter Cale Box Merchant (ret
    20%
  • Incapacitated
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Domestic Servant
    17%
  • Voluntary Social Labourer
    17%

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

Plewa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Plewa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plewa 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 689 immigration records available for the last name Plewa. 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 491 military records available for the last name Plewa. For the veterans among your Plewa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plewa Life Expectancy

What is the average Plewa lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Plewa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Plewa in 1961 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plewa

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