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The Plumb 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.

Plumb Early Origins



The surname Plumb 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.

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Plumb Spelling Variations


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Plumb Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plumm, Plumme, Plum, Plume, Ploom, Ploum, Ploume and many more.

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Plumb Early History


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Plumb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plumb research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1560, 1455, 1487, 1630 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Plumb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plumb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plumb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plumb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Plumb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Plumb, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1659

Plumb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Plumb, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Plumb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Plumb, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • Emma Frances Plumb, aged 15, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • James Plumb, aged 43, a head constable, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plumb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plumb (post 1700)



  • Charles Plumb, American cartoonist
  • Josiah Burr Plumb (1816-1888), American-born, Canadian businessman and parliamentarian
  • Preston Bierce Plumb (1837-1891), United States Senator from Kansas
  • Ralph Plumb (1816-1903), U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • John Michael Plumb (b. 1940), American equestrian and Olympic champion
  • Eve Aline Plumb (b. 1958), American actress and painter
  • Richard Keith 'Dick' Plumb (b. 1946), former English professional association footballer
  • Stephen George Plumb (b. 1954), former English cricketer
  • John Plumb (1927-2008), English abstract painter
  • Helga Plumb (b. 1939), Canadian architect
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Plumb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plumb 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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