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The ancient name of Plumer finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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.

Plumer Early Origins



The surname Plumer was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Plumer first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Plumer Spelling Variations


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Plumer Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Plumer family name include Plumer, Plummer, Plumber and others.

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Plumer Early History


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Plumer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plumer research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1686, 1767, 1736 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Plumer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plumer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plumer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plumer 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Plumer surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Plumer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Plumer, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1633
  • John Plumer, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • John and Peter Plumer, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Richard Plumer, who landed in Maryland in 1653
  • Francis Plumer, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Plumer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Plumer, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Abraham Plumer, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • Benjamin Plumer, who arrived in Portsmouth, NH in 1741

Plumer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Moses Plumer, aged 33, landed in Texas in 1827
  • Heinrich Ferdinand Plumer, who arrived in Missouri in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plumer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plumer (post 1700)



  • Patricia Susan "PattiSue" Plumer (b. 1962), American gold and two-time bronze medalist long-distance runner, active in the late 1980s and 1990s
  • William Swan Plumer (1802-1880), American clergyman, theologian and author
  • William Plumer Jr. (1789-1854), American politician, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire (1819-1825), son of William Plumer
  • George Plumer (1762-1843), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1821-1823) and (1823-1827)
  • Daniel Longfellow Plumer (1837-1920), American businessman and politician
  • Bradbury Greenleaf "B. G" Plumer (1830-1886), American businessman, farmer, and politician, brother of Daniel L. Plumer
  • William Plumer (1759-1850), American lawyer, lay preacher and politician, United States Senator from New Hampshire (1802-1807), 7th Governor of New Hampshire (1812-1813)
  • Rose Plumer (1876-1955), American actress, known for Bullets and Saddles (1943), Dark Mountain (1944) and The Brand of Hate (1934), wife of Lincoln Plumer
  • Lincoln Plumer (1875-1928), American silent film actor, known for Mike's Hero (1911), Her Face Value (1921) and A Grocery Clerk's Romance (1912)
  • Sir Thomas Plumer MR (1753-1824), British judge and politician, the first Vice Chancellor of England and later Master of the Rolls
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Plumer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plumer 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 2016 at 08:23.

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