Plummer Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Plumer, Plume, Limmer, Plumley, Summer, Sturmer, Plater, Putter

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Plummer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Plummer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Plummer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Plummer Family Origin

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Plummer Family Occupations

What did your Plummer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plummer. The most common Plummer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Plummer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Plummer family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Plummer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 204,000 census records available for the last name Plummer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plummer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Plummer. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Plummer. For the veterans among your Plummer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plummer Life Expectancy

What is the average Plummer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Plummer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Plummer in 1944 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plummer 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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