Plotz Family History

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Plotz Name Meaning

variant of Plötz (see Ploetz). metonymic occupational name from platz, plotz ‘wedge (for splitting stone)’, or a nickname for a big, heavy man. variant of Platz 2. of Slavic origin: perhaps a nickname from a Slavic word meaning ‘roach’, e.g. Polish ploc.

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

Similar surnames: Platz, Ploetz, Protz, Plott, Pletz, Kotz, Portz, Plate, Pritz, Plitt

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Plotz Family Origin

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Plotz Family Occupations

What did your Plotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plotz. 17% of Plotz men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Plotz women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plotz were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Packer
  • Stenographer

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

Plotz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Plotz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plotz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plotz. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Plotz. For the veterans among your Plotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plotz Life Expectancy

What is the average Plotz lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Plotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Plotz in 1959 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

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