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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Plunkett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Plunkett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Plunkett Family Origin

Where is the Plunkett family from?

Plunkett Family Occupations

What did your Plunkett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Plunkett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Plunkett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Plunkett family was Telegraph Operator. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plunkett.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Telegraph Operator


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Plunkett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Plunkett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Plunkett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plunkettcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Plunkett. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Plunkett. For the veterans among your Plunkett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plunkett Life Expectancy

What is the average Plunkett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Plunkett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Plunkett in 1940 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plunkett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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