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Plumstead Early Origins



The surname Plumstead was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Plumstead held by the Godric, steward of the King who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. This village is now two villages, Great and Little Plumstead.

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Plumstead Spelling Variations


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Plumstead Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plumstead, Plumpstead, Plimstead, Plumsted and many more.

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Plumstead Early History


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Plumstead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plumstead research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1306, and 1450 are included under the topic Early Plumstead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plumstead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plumstead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Plumstead 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:

Plumstead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Plumstead, who came to New Jersey in 1682
  • Francis Plumstead, who landed in New Jersey in 1682
  • Clement Plumstead, who settled in Philadelphia in 1683

Plumstead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James A. Plumstead, who arrived in Illinois in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plumstead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plumstead (post 1700)



  • William K. Plumstead, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1909

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Plumstead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plumstead 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.

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