The ancestors of the Plend family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Plend is for a gardener as the name was originally derived from the Old English word plant meaning plant, or young tree.
Early Origins of the Plend family
The surname Plend 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.
Early History of the Plend family
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Plend Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Plantaggenett, Plantagenet, Plant, Plante and others.
Early Notables of the Plend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Plend family to Ireland
Some of the Plend 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.
Migration of the Plend family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Plant who settled in Virginia in 1670; Elizabeth Plant settled in Maryland in 1723; Matthew Plant settled in Virginia in 1635; James Plant settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841.