Charles Plunkett

28 December 1864–15 April 1954 (Age 89)
Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Charles

Charles Plunkett was born on 28 December 1864, in Tasmania, Australia. He married Mary Jane Abbott on 15 July 1889, in Benalla, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 15 April 1954, in Lake Grace, Western Australia, Australia, at the age of 89, and was buried in Kukerin, Western Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Charles Plunkett
Mary Jane Abbott
Marriage: 15 July 1889
Eliza Ann Plunkett
Daniel Charles Henry Plunkett
George Edward Plunkett
Julia Plunkett
Mary Jane Plunkett
Maurice Plunkett
Charles Plunkett
Walter Albert Plunkett
Ethel Louisa Plunkett

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jane Abbott


15 July 1889
Benalla, Victoria, Australia


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Age 6

British troops withdraw from Australia.

Age 28

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Name Meaning

English and Irish:1. (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 . 2. 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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Charles Plunkett in entry for Daniel Charles Henry Plunkett and Esther Elsie Ellis, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Charles Plunkett in entry for Mary Jane Plunkett, "Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980"

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