Plant Family History
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Plant Name Meaning
English and French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener, in particular someone with a herb garden, from Middle English plant (Old English plante), Old French plante ‘herb’, ‘shrub’, ‘young tree’. In English it may also be a nickname for a tender or delicate individual, from the same word in a transferred sense. French: topographic name for a planted area, in particular one planted with herbs or vines. Compare Plantier. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press