Plum Family History
Plum Name Meaning
English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower or possibly a nickname for example for someone with a plum-colored birthmark. Americanized form of German Pflum ‘plum’ a cognate of 1 above. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum . English: nickname from Middle English plum(me) plumb(e) plom(be) ‘lead lead weight’ (Anglo-Norman French plum(be) plo(u)m; Old French plomé; Latin plumbum) probably signifying one who worked or dealt in lead a plumber. English: variant of Plume .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press