The name Plimer comes from one of the family having worked as a seller of plumes and feathers. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational
names have remained fairly commonplace in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational
suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith and wright.
Early Origins of the Plimer family
The surname Plimer was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from early times. The family name Plimer first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Plimer family
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Plimer Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Plimer have been found, including: Plumer, Plummer, Plumber and others.
Early Notables of the Plimer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Plimer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Plimer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joseph Plimer, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
Contemporary Notables of the name Plimer (post 1700)
- Andrew Plimer (1763-1837), English miniature painter, born at Bridgwater, Somerset; he practised in London where he was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1786 to 1810
The Plimer Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Consulto et audacter
Motto Translation: With prudence and daring.
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