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Where did the English Plume family come from? What is the English Plume family crest and coat of arms? When did the Plume family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Plume family history?The Plume surname comes from uncertain origins. Some instances of the name come from the Middle English word "plum(b)e," in turn from the Middle Low German "plum" all meaning "plum." As such, the name would have been used as a name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or for a grower or seller of plums. The surname is also thought to derive from the Old French "plomb," meaning "lead;" in which case it was thought to have originally been an occupational name for a plumber.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Plumm, Plumme, Plum, Plume, Ploom, Ploum, Ploume and many more.
First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat 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. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plume research. Another 303 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1560, 1455, 1487, 1630 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Plume History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plume Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Plume Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Plume Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plume 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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