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The ancestors of the bearers of the Plympton family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Plumpton which was the place-name for various locations in England including the township of Plumpton in Lancashire, the parish in Northumberland and the parish in Sussex.

Plympton Early Origins



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

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Plympton Spelling Variations


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Plympton Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Plympton include Plumpton, Plumton, Plompton, Plympton and others.

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Plympton Early History


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Plympton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plympton research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 148 and 1480 are included under the topic Early Plympton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plympton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plympton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Plympton 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Plympton or a variant listed above:

Plympton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Plympton, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Plympton, who landed in New England in 1643

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plympton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plympton (post 1700)



  • Noah A. Plympton, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District, 1905
  • Kimball Plympton, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Williamson, West Virginia, 1892-93
  • George S. Plympton, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1872-73

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Plympton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plympton 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 29 October 2015 at 09:53.

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