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The surname Plemmons was 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.

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


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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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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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  • Mark Plemmons, American game designer, senior editor, art director and convention manager for Kenzer & Company, a Waukegan, Illinois based publisher of comic books and role-playing games
  • Robert J. Plemmons, American mathematician, known for his work in M-matrix and Z-matrix
  • Jesse Plemmons (b. 1988), American film and television actor
  • G T Plemmons (b. 1940), television engineer living in Kenya


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  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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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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