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Where did the English Plemmons family come from? What is the English Plemmons family crest and coat of arms? When did the Plemmons family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Plemmons family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Plouman, Plowman, Ploughman, Ploman, Plewman, Plemons, Plimon, Pleuman, Plemmons and many more.

First found in Westmorland, where the Plemmons family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries, and the Norman ambience prevailed. In spite of this, many surnames of Anglo-Saxon origin survived, and the family name Plemmons was first referenced in the year 1223, when Robert Plouman held estates in the northern county of Westmorland.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plemmons research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1345, 1560, 1773, 1811, 1843, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Plemmons History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Plemmons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Plowman, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Plowman, who arrived in Barbados in 1664; Jonathan Plowman, who came to Virginia in 1700; as did William Plowman in 1726.

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  • Jesse Plemmons (b. 1988), American film and television actor
  • G T Plemmons (b. 1940), television engineer living in Kenya


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The Plemmons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plemmons 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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