The name Plowrite is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone 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.
Early Origins of the Plowrite family
The surname Plowrite was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Plowrite family
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Plowrite Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Plowrite are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Plowrite include Ploughright, Plowright, Plowrite, Ploughrite, Ploughwright and many more.
Early Notables of the Plowrite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Plowrite family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Plowrite or a variant listed above: Thomas Ploughwright, who sailed to Barbados in 1664 and Mary Plowright, who came to Maryland in 1726.