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Plimpton Surname Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): variant of Plumpton from any of several places called with Old English plūme plȳme ‘plum plum tree’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kimpton, Lampton, Lipton, Simpson, Frampton, Liston, Litton, Linton

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Where is the Plimpton family from?

You can see how Plimpton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plimpton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plimpton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Plimpton families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Plimpton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Plimpton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plimpton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plimpton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Plimpton. 25% of Plimpton men worked as a Salesman and 32% of Plimpton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plimpton were Executive and Waitress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Executive

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Plimpton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plimpton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Plimpton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Plimpton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Plimpton in 1962 was 69, and 67 in 2004.

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