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Plummer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Plummer is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone 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 Plummer family


The surname Plummer was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Plummer 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 Plummer family


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

Plummer Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Plummer are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Plummer include Plumer, Plummer, Plumber and others.

Early Notables of the Plummer family (pre 1700)


Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plummer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Plummer family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Plummer or a variant listed above:

Plummer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Plummer, who landed in New England in 1633 [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)
  • Samuel Plummer, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1641 [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)
  • John Plummer, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Joseph Plummer, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1652 [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)
  • Joe Plummer, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Plummer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Plummer, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [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)
  • John Plummer, who arrived in Maryland in 1739

Plummer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Plummer, who arrived in New York in 1833 [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)
  • Charles Plummer, who arrived in New York in 1843 [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)
  • John A Plummer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • Israel Plummer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [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)
  • James Plummer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [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)

Plummer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriett Plummer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif
  • Thomas Plummer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif
  • Joseph Plummer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  • John Plummer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif
  • John Plummer, aged 31, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Plummer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Plummer, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Frederick Plummer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Plummer (post 1700)


  • Christopher Plummer CC (b. 1929), Canadian Academy Award winning, two-time Emmy Award winning, two-time Tony Award winning actor, best known for his role as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music
  • Glenn E. Plummer (b. 1961), American Black Reel Award winning film and television actor
  • Henry Plummer (1832-1864), American sheriff of what became Bannack, Montana, hanged without a egal system trial by the controversial Montana Vigilantes
  • Adolph Plummer (1938-2015), American sprinter who broke the world record in the 440 yard dash in 1963
  • William Francis "Bill" Plummer (1947-1968), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1968 through 1978
  • Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer (b. 1974), American former NFL football quarterback who played from 1997 to 2007
  • Amanda Michael Plummer (b. 1957), American actress, best known for her work on stage and for her roles in films such as The Fisher King (1991), So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), and Pulp Fiction (1994), daughter of Christopher Plummer
  • Ahmed Plummer (b. 1976), American NFL football player
  • Charles Plummer (1851-1927), English historian who first coined the phrase 'bastard feudalism', best known for editing Sir John Fortescue's The Governance of England
  • Henry Crozier Keating Plummer (1875-1946), English astronomer from Oxford, son of William Edward Plummer (1849–1928)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Plummer family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Leslie Plummer, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name Plummer


  • Out of the Depths: or the Triumph of the Cross (Plumber Family) by Nelly Arnold Plumber.
  • Plumber Families History by Leonard Lowell Plumber.

The Plummer 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


  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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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