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Multiple Origins for the Surname Plank


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Plank Early Origins



The surname Plank was first found in Wiltshire 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.The family name was first referenced in the year 1288 when Maud Plank held estates in that shire.

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Plank Early History


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Plank Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plank research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Plank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plank Spelling Variations


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Plank Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plank, Planke, Planck, Planche, Planch, Planque, de Planque and many more.

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Plank Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plank Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Plank 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:

Plank Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Plank, who landed in New York in 1771 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Plank Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Plank, who settled in Canada in 1836
  • John P Plank, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Plank Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Plank, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Plank Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emmanuel Plank, aged 34, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Anne Plank, aged 33, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Allan Plank, aged 5, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Angelina Plank, aged 4, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • James Plank, aged 3, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plank (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plank (post 1700)



  • Major-General Ewart Gladstone Plank (1897-1982), American Commanding General New York Port of Embarkation (1946-1949) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ewart Plank. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Plank/Ewart_Gladstone/USA.html
  • Scott Chapman Plank (1958-2002), American film and television actor
  • Kevin A. Plank (b. 1972), American CEO and founder of Under Armour, Inc
  • Douglas Walter "Doug" Plank (b. 1953), former American NFL football safety and coach, creator of the 46 defense, his original play number
  • Edward Stewart "Eddie" Plank (1875-1926), nicknamed "Gettysburg Eddie", American Major League Baseball pitcher, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946
  • Mrs. Raymond Plank, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1960 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Milton H. Plank, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1920 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Milo W. Plank, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Van Buren County, 1956 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jeffrey W. Plank, American Republican politician, Mayor of Warsaw, Indiana, 1984-96 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jayne H. Plank, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2004 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Plank Historic Events


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Plank Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Harriet Plank, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and Survived the sinking but later died [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Plank Family Crest Products


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