Plant Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Origins of Plant:
The surname of Plant is said to be an occupational surname that hails from the country of England. This means that the original bearer of the surname of Plant most likely worked with plants, meaning that he actually carried out this job. Occupational surnames were not originally hereditary surnames. They only became hereditary if the son followed in his father’s footsteps for a career; then the surname became hereditary and was used by the children and spouse of the son. In the case of the surname of Plant, those who originally bore this surname would have worked with plants in some capacity, including the job of a gardener, or a planter. The word itself can be derived from the Old English Pre 7th Century word of “plante” and the Middle English word of “plant” which can be translated to mean “a young tree or herb.”
More common variations are: Planta, Plante, Palant, Planet, Pylant, Pilant, Pelant, Planty, Plaunt, Plantt, Planat, Planto, Plyant, Planit
The first recorded spelling of the surname of Plant can be traced to the country of England. One person by the name of William Plante was mentioned and recorded in the document known as the Select Pleas of the Forest of Essex in the year of 1262. This document was ordered, decreed, and written under the reign of one King Henry III of England, who was known throughout the ages, and who was also commonly referred to as one “The Frenchman.” King Henry III of England ruled from the year of 1216 to the year of 1272. Other mentions of the surname of Plant can be found within the country of England. These mentions of the surname of Plant include one Ralph Plantebene who was recorded as living in the area of Norfolk in the year of 1199, and one Alice Planterose, who was recorded as living in the area of Warwickshire in the year of 1221. Those who are known to bear the surname of Plant within the country of England can be found in large concentrations in the areas of Norfolk, Warwickshire, Essex, Cheshire, and the areas in and around the city of London.
United States of America:
During both the 17th and 18th centuries, citizens from countries across Europe began to become displeased with the state of the government in the countries of their birth. These citizens then migrated to the United States of America in search of a new and better life for them and their families. This movement of people was known as the European Migration. Among those who migrated to the United States of America, which was at that point known as the New World or as the Colonies, was one person by the name of Matthew Plant, who settled in the state of Virginia in the year of 1635.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Plant: England 9,524; United States 7,019; Australia 2,501; Pakistan 2,263; Canada 1,641; South Africa 712; Wales 384; Netherlands 341; Philippines 322; Germany 303; France 294; Scotland 289; New Zealand 272
William J. Plant, who served as a Member of the New York State Assembly from the year of 1892 to the year of 1894, and who was a politician from America.
Theodore H. Plant, who served as the Presidential Elector for the state of California in the year of 2000, and who was a Democratic politician from America.
Morgan Plant, who served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from the state of Pennsylvania in the year of 1996, and who was a Democratic politician from America.
Mary Plant, who served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from the state of Ohio in the year of 1964, and who was a Democratic politician from America.
Edward Plant, who served as the Prohibition Candidate for the Presidential Elector for the state of Michigan in the year of 1960, and who was a politician from America.
David Plant (1783-1851) who served as a Representative from the state of Connecticut at large in the year of 1827 to the year of 1829 and who was a politician from America.
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
Argent a label in bend azure in chief a rose gules. Crest— A stag trippant gules.