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Plump Family History

Plump Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a heavy, clumsy, or tactless person, from Low German plump ‘heavy’, ‘crude’.

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


Similar surnames: Klump, Plum, Stump, Lumpp, Slimp, Sump, Rump, Plume, Crump, Plumer

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Where is the Plump family from?

You can see how Plump families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plump family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Plump families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Plump family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Plump's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Plump families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plump surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plump ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Plump. 45% of Plump men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Plump women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plump were Clerk and Cook.

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    39%
  • Fireman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    28%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Plump. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plump 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Plump. 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 539 military records available for the last name Plump. For the veterans among your Plump ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plump lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Plump life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Plump in 1950 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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