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The roots of the distinguished German surname Ploger lie with the Middle High German word "pfluoc," meaning "plow;" and as such, it was thought to have originally been an occupational name for a plowman.

Ploger Early Origins



The surname Ploger was first found in Bavaria, where the name Pfluger was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Ploger Spelling Variations


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Ploger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pfluger, Pflugger, Pffluger, Pfluggers, Pflugers, Pflugeres, Pfflugers, Pflugerr, Pfluggerr, Fluger, Pluger, Pleuger, Pleumann, Plemmons, Pflueger and many more.

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Ploger Early History


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Ploger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ploger research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1450, 1506, 1553, 1611, 1797 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Ploger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ploger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ploger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Ploger in this period include Conrad or Konrad Pflüger (c.1450-c.1506), one of the leading architects and master builders of the...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ploger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Pfluger, who immigrated to Georgia in 1752; Georg Friederich Pfluger, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1753; Simon Pfluger, a Hessian mercenary who settled in North America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Henry Pfluger, who came to New Orleans in 1845.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ploger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ploger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 July 2013 at 09:38.

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