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Plumer Name Meaning

North German (Plümer) and English: variant of Plum, the suffix -er denoting habitation or occupation. Altered form of South German Pflümer, an occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflume ‘plum’. English: variant of Plummer 1. English and Dutch: occupational name for a dealer in feathers and quills, from an agent derivative of Middle English plume, Middle Dutch pluim ‘feather’, ‘plume’.

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


Similar surnames: Plume, Plummer, Pflaumer, Elmer, Blumer, Plater, Plier, Plucker

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Where is the Plumer family from?

You can see how Plumer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plumer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plumer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 55 Plumer families living in New Hampshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Plumer's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Plumer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plumer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plumer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plumer. 31% of Plumer men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Plumer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plumer were Salesman and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Plumer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plumer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Plumer. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Plumer. For the veterans among your Plumer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plumer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Plumer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Plumer in 1945 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

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