Plumer Family History

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Plumer Name Meaning

North German (Plümer) and English: variant of Plum, the suffix -er denoting habitation or occupation. Altered form of South German Pflümer, an occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflume ‘plum’. English: variant of Plummer 1. English and Dutch: occupational name for a dealer in feathers and quills, from an agent derivative of Middle English plume, Middle Dutch pluim ‘feather’, ‘plume’.

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

Similar surnames: Plume, Plummer, Pflaumer, Elmer, Blumer, Plater, Plier, Plucker

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Plumer Family Origin

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Plumer Family Occupations

What did your Plumer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Plumer occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Plumer's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Plumer family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Carpenter and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plumer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter

  • Charwoman

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Plumer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Plumer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Plumer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plumer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Plumer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Plumer. For the veterans among your Plumer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plumer Life Expectancy

What is the average Plumer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Plumer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Plumer in 1945 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plumer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plumer 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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