Geneanet > Resources > Family Names > PLUM

Origin and popularity of the name PLUM

Origin

Plum : 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 or possibly a nickname for example for someone with a plum-colored birthmark.5: Americanized form of German Pflumplum’ a cognate of 1 above.4: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum.2: English: nickname from Middle English plum(me) plumb(e) plom(be) ‘lead lead weight’ (Anglo-Norman French plum(be) plo(u)m; Old French plomé; Latin plumbum) probably signifying one who worked or dealt in lead a plumber.3: English: variant of Plume.

More

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

Subject to the Terms and Conditions of Ancestry

Last name frequency

Geographic distribution of the 12,685 individuals with the name PLUM on Geneanet.

 

Most found places for the name PLUM:

    This last name in the family trees

    See below the Geneanet members' family trees which contain the last name PLUM

    franzjosefr
    (488 individuals)
    bogomir51
    (372 individuals)
    fholbek
    (369 individuals)
    whiskywillem
    (336 individuals)

    Search another name

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search the name of your ancestors and your family in a database of 9 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet.

    Search PLUM

    Start your family tree

    Start your family tree

    Create your family tree and take advantage of valuable tips to help you search your ancestors.

    Start your family tree