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The Plume 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.

Plume Early Origins



The surname Plume 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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Plume Spelling Variations


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Plume Spelling Variations



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

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Plume Early History


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Plume Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plume 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 Plume History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plume Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plume Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plume 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:

Plume Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Plume, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1812
  • E L Plume, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J V Plume, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plume (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plume (post 1700)



  • Ilse Plume, American illustrator of children's books, best known for her book, The Bremen Town Musicians, a Caldecott Honor book for 1981
  • Kenneth "Ken" Plume (b. 1977), American author, broadcaster, and owner of Fred Entertainment
  • Amélie Plume (b. 1943), Swiss writer
  • Mike Plume (b. 1968), Canadian country music singer and songwriter from Moncton, New Brunswick

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. 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.
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    The Plume Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plume 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 26 July 2015 at 12:08.

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