Plowden Family History
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Plowden Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Shropshire, so called from Old English plæga, plega ‘play’, ‘sport’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Playford. The vowel of the first syllable is not easy to explain, but it occurs as early as 1286, a single generation after the unambiguous Plaueden, Pleweden of 1252.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
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