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Where did the English Plante family come from? What is the English Plante family crest and coat of arms? When did the Plante family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Plante family history?The ancestors of the Plante family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Plante is for a gardener as the name was originally derived from the Old English word plant meaning plant, or young tree.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Plantaggenett, Plantagenet, Plant, Plante and others.
First found in London where they held a family seat being descended from Fulk, the Count of Anjou, whose descendants were exemplified by the Emperor, Henry V of Germany, and Henry who ascended the English throne and planted the Plantagenet dynasty. He bore the three royal lines which continued until the time of Edward III who added a crest of another lion. The eventual heiress of this house was the Princess Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, and Queen of Henry VII. Many junior lines abounded.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plante research. Another 243 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1533 is included under the topic Early Plante History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Plante Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Plante family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 96 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Plant who settled in Virginia in 1670; Elizabeth Plant settled in Maryland in 1723; Matthew Plant settled in Virginia in 1635; James Plant settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841.
The Plante Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plante 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.
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