Ply Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with Old French ploi ‘hedge with interlaced branches’.

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

Similar surnames: Pay, Ely, Bly, Pla, Lay, Apley, Poley, Acy, Rey, Pan

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Ply Family Origin

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Ply Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ply. The most common Ply occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ply's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ply family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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Ply Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ply. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ply 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 93 immigration records available for the last name Ply. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ply. For the veterans among your Ply ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ply Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ply life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Ply in 1952 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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