The Ploom surname comes from uncertain origins. Some instances of the name come from the Middle English word "plum(b)e," in turn from the Middle Low German "plum" all meaning "plum." As such, the name would have been used as a name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or for a grower or seller of plums. The surname is also thought to derive from the Old French "plomb," meaning "lead;" in which case it was thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a plumber.
Early Origins of the Ploom family
The surname Ploom was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Ploom family
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Ploom Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Plumm, Plumme, Plum, Plume, Ploom, Ploum, Ploume and many more.
Early Notables of the Ploom family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Reverend Doctor Thomas Plume, B.A., D.D. (1630-1704), an English churchman and philanthropist, founder the Plume School, in Maldon, Essex
. William Plumbe, B.A. was rector of the church of St. Michael, Aughton, Lancashire
in 1769. "In 1718, Thomas Hesketh joined in the sale of the hall... Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ploom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ploom family to Ireland
Some of the Ploom family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ploom family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Plum, who came to Massachusetts in 1635; Thomas Plum, a servant sent to Barbados in 1660; Peter Plum, who arrived in Virginia in 1666; Mary Plum, who came to Virginia in 1669.