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SOURCE: Location & Occupation
OTHER FORMS: Blum, Pflum
Meaning & History
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. Can also be the English name from Old French plomb ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum), regarding it as a metonymic occupational name for a plumber.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum
Americanized form of Pflum