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Plum Family History

Plum Name Meaning
English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower. Reaney and Wilson, however, derive the English name from Old French plomb ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum), regarding it as a metonymic occupational name for a plumber.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum.Americanized form of Pflum.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

145,177 Historical Documents with Plum on Ancestry.com
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2,078 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Plum Families

  • Number of Plum families
     26 - 50
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Plum families
     42 - 82
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Plum families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Plum Family Origin

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Plum Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Plum

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Plum Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Plum Civil War Service Records

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