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The name Plimmer is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who 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.

Plimmer Early Origins



The surname Plimmer was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Plimmer first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Plimmer Spelling Variations


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Plimmer Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Plimmer include Plumer, Plummer, Plumber and others.

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Plimmer Early History


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Plimmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plimmer research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1686, 1767, 1736 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Plimmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plimmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plimmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plimmer 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Plimmer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Plimmer, aged 28, a builder, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Eliza Plimmer, aged 29, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Isaac Plimmer, aged 6, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • William Plimmer, aged 4, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mary Plimmer, aged 2, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plimmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plimmer (post 1700)



  • James Plimmer (b. 1901), English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and '30s
  • John Plimmer (1812-1905), English immigrant from Shrewsbury, Shropshire to New Zealand aboard the Gertrude in 1841, often called the "Father of Wellington," eponym of Plimmer Towers and Plimmerton
  • Helen Clare Plimmer (b. 1965), English cricket player for England (1993 and 1997) and for Yorkshire
  • David Plimmer, British actor, known for The Wicker Tree (2011), Count Arthur Strong (2013) and Casualty (1986)
  • Karla Plimmer, Canadian producer and director, known for Marriage: Shattered Vows (2015) and Breakfast with the Mitchell Family (2014)
  • Damon Plimmer, New Zealand Anglican priest, Archdeacon designate of Central Otago

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Plimmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plimmer 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 18 March 2016 at 07:06.

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