name Plompton comes from when the family resided 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 Plompton family
The surname Plompton 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 Plompton family
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Plompton Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Plompton has been recorded under many different variations, including Plumpton, Plumton, Plompton, Plympton and others.
Early Notables of the Plompton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Plompton family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Plompton or a variant listed above: Henry Plumpton who settled in Virginia in 1632; and John Plumpton settled in Jamaica in 1684.