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The ancestors of the Plant family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Plant is for a gardener as the name was originally derived from the Old English word plant meaning plant, or young tree.

Plant Early Origins



The surname Plant was 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.

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Plant Spelling Variations


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Plant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plantaggenett, Plantagenet, Plant, Plante and others.

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Plant Early History


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Plant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plant research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 153 and 1533 are included under the topic Early Plant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plant Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Plant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plant In Ireland


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Plant In Ireland



Some of the Plant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Plant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Matthew Plant settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Mathew Plant, aged 23, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Rich Plant, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Thomas Plant who settled in Virginia in 1670
  • William Plant, who landed in Virginia in 1698

Plant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Plant, who landed in Virginia in 1715
  • Elizabeth Plant, who landed in Virginia in 1715
  • Mathias Plant, who arrived in New England in 1721
  • Elizabeth Plant settled in Maryland in 1723

Plant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Plant, aged 17, arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1818
  • H. Plant settled in New York State in 1823
  • James Plant settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • Minna Plant, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1860
  • Frank Plant settled in Philadelphia in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Plant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Plant arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Sophia Plant, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Sophia Plant, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Ann Plant, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Plant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Florence Plant, aged 22, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plant (post 1700)



  • William J. Plant, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1892-94
  • Theodore H. Plant, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2000
  • Morgan Plant, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Mary Plant, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • Edward Plant, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960
  • David Plant (1783-1851), American politician, Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1827-29
  • Amzi P. Plant, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 1st District, 1864
  • Albert B. Plant, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Branford; Elected 1926
  • Al O. Plant Sr., American Democrat politician, Member of Delaware State House of Representatives 2nd District; Elected 1998
  • Richard Plant (1910-1998), German-born American writer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Plant Historic Events


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Plant Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edwin Plant (b. 1915), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Plant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plant 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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