Type Surname (from location & from occupation)
Other Forms FormsBlum, Pflum
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Contributor Contrib.TanorFaux on 6/17/2017
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.