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Plunkett Family History

Plunkett Name Meaning
(of Norman origin): habitational name from a metathesized form of Plouquenet in Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany, so named from Breton plou ‘parish’ (from Latin plebs ‘people’) + Guenec, the personal name (a diminutive of guen ‘white’) of a somewhat obscure saint. As an Irish name, it has been Gaelicized as Pluincéid.alternatively, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of blankets, from Middle English blaunket (Anglo-Norman French blancquet, a diminutive of blanc ‘white’), but replacement of b by p is not usual in English.

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

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Name Distribution of Plunkett Families

  • Number of Plunkett families
     120 - 237
     41 - 119
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Plunkett families
     124 - 246
     42 - 123
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Plunkett families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Plunkett Family Origin

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Plunkett Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Plunkett

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Plunkett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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