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Origin and popularity of the name PLUM


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.


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

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