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Plume Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in feathers, from Middle English, Old French plume ‘feather’ (Latin pluma). English and North German: variant of Plum. Catalan (Plumé): variant of plomer, occupational name for a worker in lead, from a derivative of plom ‘lead’.

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


Similar surnames: Plum, Plumer, Plummer, Prime, Place, Lum, Luke, Paule, Plumb, Blume

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Where is the Plume family from?

You can see how Plume families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plume family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plume families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Plume families living in New Brunswick. This was about 29% of all the recorded Plume's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Plume families in 1911.
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What did your Plume ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Plume. 40% of Plume men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Journalier
    20%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Plume. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plume 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 Plume. 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 Plume. For the veterans among your Plume ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plume lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Plume life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Plume in 1962 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

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