William PLUM

18 August 1706–10 March 1729
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William PLUM was christened on 18 August 1706, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Plumb, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Robins, was 29. He died on 10 March 1729, at the age of 22.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Plumb
1675–
Elizabeth Robins
1677–
Elizabeth PLUM
1698–
Mary PLUM
1726–1727
John PLUM
1700–1729
Thomas Plum
1701–
Mary PLUM
1703–1727
William PLUM
1706–1729
Sarah PLUM
1707–
Ann PLUM
1710–
Hannah PLUM
1713–1731

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Name Meaning

1 English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower. Reaney and Wilson, however, derive the English name from Old French plomb ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum), regarding it as a metonymic occupational name for a plumber.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum .3 Americanized form of Pflum .

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

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  • William Plumb, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • William Plum, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • William Plum, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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