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The surname Plumley was first found in Cheshire (now Cheshire East) at Plumley, a village and civil parish that dates back to 1119 when it was listed as Plumleia and literally meant "plum-tree wood or clearing," from the Old English words "plume" + "leah." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
As far as the surname is concerned, it was first referenced in the year 1235 when Alexander Plomley held estates in Derbyshire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Plumley, Plumbley, Plumbleigh, Plomley, Plombley and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plumley research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1510, 1600, 1080, 1275, 1455, 1487 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Plumley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Plumley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Plumley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Plumley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emily Plumley, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Miss Plumley, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1895
  • Mrs. W. M. Plumley, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1897
  • S. Plumley, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1897

Plumley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Raymond L. Plumley, aged 60, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • E. Louise Plumley, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Gilbert Plumley, aged 20, who settled in America from Shepson Mallet, England, in 1910
  • Ellice Plumley, aged 23, who settled in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Franklin Plumley, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
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Plumley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Plumley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
  • J. R. Plumley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
  • Edwin A. Plumley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Julia Plumley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Emily J. Plumley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
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  • Frank Plumley (b. 1844), Republican politician from Vermont
  • Charles Albert Plumley (1875-1964), Republican U.S. Representative from Vermont
  • Basil L Plumley (b. 1920), American Sergeant-Major of the US Army's 7th Cavalry Regiment
  • Gary Plumley (b. 1956), English former professional footballer
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Plumley Historic Events



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  • Mr. Reginald A H Plumley (b. 1905), English Warrant Engineer serving for the Royal Navy from Newport, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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