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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 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1560, 1455, 1487, 1630, 1704, 1769, 1718, 1724 and 1670 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)



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 Plumb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plumb In Ireland


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Plumb In Ireland



Some of the Plumb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Plumb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Plumb, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [2]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • James Plumb, aged 43, a head constable, who 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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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  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.

This page was last modified on 16 February 2017 at 16:14.

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