Plum Name Meaning

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. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum.Americanized form of Pflum.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Plume, Baum, Blum, Lum, Palm, Plog, Flum, Plump, Alm, Prus

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Plum Family Origin

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Plum Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    14%
  • Ag Labourer

    6%
  • Laundress

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plum. The most common Plum occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Plum's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Plum family was Farm Labourer.

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Plum Historical Records

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Plum Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Plum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Plum in 1947 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plum

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