Plunkett Family History

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Plunkett Name Meaning

(of Norman origin): habitational name from a metathesized form of Plouquenet in Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany, so named from Breton plou ‘parish’ (from Latin plebs ‘people’) + Guenec, the personal name (a diminutive of guen ‘white’) of a somewhat obscure saint. As an Irish name, it has been Gaelicized as Pluincéid. alternatively, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of blankets, from Middle English blaunket (Anglo-Norman French blancquet, a diminutive of blanc ‘white’), but replacement of b by p is not usual in English.

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


Similar surnames: Puckett, Duckett, Burkett, Pinkert, Dunnett, Pickett, Gunnett

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Plunkett Family Origin

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Plunkett Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    1%
  • Blacksmith

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Plunkett family was Blacksmith. The most common Plunkett occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Plunkett's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plunkett.

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