The name Plumber finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a seller of plumes and feathers. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational
names have remained fairly commonplace in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational
suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith and wright.
Early Origins of the Plumber family
The surname Plumber was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from early times. The family name Plumber first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Plumber family
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Plumber 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. Plumber has been recorded under many different variations, including Plumer, Plummer, Plumber and others.
Early Notables of the Plumber family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Plumber family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Plumber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edwin Plumber, who arrived in Port Phillip aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
The Plumber Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Consulto et audacter
Motto Translation: With prudence and daring.