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Type Surname (from occupation)

Meaning & History

Possibly an occupational name for a dealer in feathers and quills, from an agent derivative of Old French plume "feather, plume" (compare English and Dutch Plumer). This was borne by French botanist and monk Charles Plumier (1646-1704), after whom the genus Plumeria is named.
Added 5/4/2019 by SeaHorse15