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OTHER FORMS: Plum, Pflümer, Plümer, Plummer
Meaning & History
North German (Plümer) and English: variant of Plum
, the suffix -er denoting habitation or occupation. Altered form of South German Pflümer
, an occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflume ‘plum’.
English: variant of Plummer
English and Dutch: occupational name for a dealer in feathers and quills, from an agent derivative of Middle English plume, Middle Dutch pluim ‘feather’, ‘plume’.