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Plewright is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as the ploughwright, a constructor of ploughs. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Plewright Early Origins



The surname Plewright was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Plewright Spelling Variations


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Plewright Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Plewright has appeared include Ploughright, Plowright, Plowrite, Ploughrite, Ploughwright and many more.

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Plewright Early History


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Plewright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plewright research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1649, 1662 and 1778 are included under the topic Early Plewright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plewright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plewright Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Plewright 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Plewright arrived in North America very early: Thomas Ploughwright, who sailed to Barbados in 1664 and Mary Plowright, who came to Maryland in 1726.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Plewright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plewright 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 8 April 2014 at 14:44.

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