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The name Ploughwright finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who worked as the ploughwright, a constructor of ploughs. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Ploughwright Early Origins



The surname Ploughwright was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Ploughwright Spelling Variations


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Ploughwright 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. Ploughwright has been recorded under many different variations, including Ploughright, Plowright, Plowrite, Ploughrite, Ploughwright and many more.

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Ploughwright Early History


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Ploughwright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ploughwright research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1649, 1662 and 1778 are included under the topic Early Ploughwright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ploughwright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ploughwright Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ploughwright Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Ploughwright or a variant listed above:

Ploughwright Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Ploughwright, who sailed to Barbados in 1664

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Ploughwright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ploughwright 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.

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