Plume Family History

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Plume Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in feathers, from Middle English, Old French plume ‘feather’ (Latin pluma). English and North German: variant of Plum. Catalan (Plumé): variant of plomer, occupational name for a worker in lead, from a derivative of plom ‘lead’.

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

Similar surnames: Plum, Plumer, Plummer, Prime, Place, Lum, Luke, Paule, Plumb, Blume

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Plume Family Origin

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Plume Family Occupations

What did your Plume ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Plume. 4% of Plume men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Plume women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plume were Postman and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Farm Labourer
  • Postman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Plume Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Plume. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plume census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plume. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Plume. For the veterans among your Plume ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plume Life Expectancy

What is the average Plume lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Plume life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Plume in 1962 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plume

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plume ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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