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Plimpton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Plimpton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Plumpton which was the place-name for various locations in England including the township of Plumpton in Lancashire, the parish in Northumberland and the parish in Sussex.

Early Origins of the Plimpton family


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

Early History of the Plimpton family


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Plimpton 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 Plimpton include Plumpton, Plumton, Plompton, Plympton and others.

Early Notables of the Plimpton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Plimpton family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Plimpton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Plimpton, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1630 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Plimpton, who arrived in New England in 1643 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Plimpton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L D Plimpton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Plimpton (post 1700)


  • Job Plimpton (1784-1864), one of the first American composers and organ builders
  • Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton (1900-1983), American diplomat and lawyer, partner at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, and a president of the New York City Bar Association
  • James Leonard Plimpton (1828-1911), American inventor who patented his roller skates in 1863
  • Calvin Hastings Plimpton (1918-2007), American physician and educator, President of Amherst College (1960-1971)
  • George Arthur Plimpton (1855-1936), American publisher and philanthropist
  • Shelley Plimpton (b. 1947), American former actress and Broadway performer
  • Martha Campbell Plimpton (b. 1970), American three-time Primetime Emmy Award and three-time Tony Award nominated stage, screen and film actress, singer and former model
  • George Ames Plimpton (1927-2003), American journalist, writer, literary editor and actor, known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review, eponym of the Plimpton Prize
  • Charles Bird Plimpton (1893-1948), English inventor and businessman who invented a plastic building model construction toy named Bayko in 1933 and established Plimpton Engineering to manufacture the toy, which was sold around the world for over 30 years

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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