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Plummer Family History

Plummer Name Meaning
occupational name for a worker in lead, especially a maker of lead pipes and conduits, from Anglo-Norman French plom(m)er, plum(m)er ‘plumber’, from plom(b), plum(b) ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum).variant of Plumer 1, 3.occasionally, a habitational name from a minor place name, such as Plummers in Kimpton, Hertfordshire, which was named with Old English plum ‘plum(tree)’ + mere ‘pool’. The name is also established in Ireland, taken there from England in the 17th century.

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

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250,184 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
32,930 Military Records
14,962 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Plummer Families

  • Number of Plummer families
     115 - 228
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Plummer families
     424 - 846
     142 - 423
     1 - 141
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Plummer families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Plummer Family Origin

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Plummer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Plummer

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Plummer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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