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Plain Early Origins



The surname Plain was 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.

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Plain Spelling Variations


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Plain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plater, Plator, Playter, Playtor, Platter, Plattor, Plaitor, Plaiter, Plaitors and many more.

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Plain Early History


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Plain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plain research. Another 360 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1479, 1487, 1510, 1600, 1606, and 1623 are included under the topic Early Plain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plain Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Plain 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 were:

Plain Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Plain, who arrived in Virginia in 1716

Plain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Plain, aged 33, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Sarah Plain, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1855

Plain Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Plain, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"

Plain Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Plain, aged 25, a miner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Margaret Plain, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Plain, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Robert Plain, aged 2 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plain (post 1700)



  • M. E. Plain, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1908

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Plain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plain 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 13 October 2015 at 10:55.

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