Ploch Family History

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Ploch Name Meaning

Southern and eastern German (of Slavic origin): variant of Bloch. South German: nickname for a crude, clumsy, or short and fat individual, from Middle High German bloch ‘block’, ‘stocks’. Polish: unflattering nickname from plochy ‘timid’ or ‘sluttish’.

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

Similar surnames: Bloch, Posch, Plock, Plocher, Moch, Pech, Loch, Poch, Pach, Zoch

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Ploch Family Origin

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Ploch Family Occupations

What did your Ploch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ploch. 12% of Ploch men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Ploch women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ploch were Farm Operator and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Attendant
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
  • New Worker
  • Bench Nand
  • Bookkeeper

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

Ploch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ploch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ploch 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Ploch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 953 military records available for the last name Ploch. For the veterans among your Ploch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ploch Life Expectancy

What is the average Ploch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ploch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ploch in 1955 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ploch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ploch 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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