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Type Surname (from location & from occupation)
Other Forms FormsBlum, 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.
Added 6/17/2017 by TanorFaux