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Plimpton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Plympton in Devon, named in Old English with pl¯me ‘plum tree’ + tun ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’. It may also be a variant of Plumpton, from any of several places so named, which have the same etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Kimpton, Lampton, Lipton, Simpson, Frampton, Liston, Litton, Linton

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Plimpton Family Origin

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Plimpton Family Occupations

What did your Plimpton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plimpton. A less common occupation for the Plimpton family was Clerk In Store. The most common Plimpton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Plimpton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Clerk In Store

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Plimpton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Plimpton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plimpton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plimpton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Plimpton

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Plimpton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Plimpton. For the veterans among your Plimpton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plimpton Life Expectancy

What is the average Plimpton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Plimpton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Plimpton in 1962 was 69, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plimpton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plimpton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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