An important step in creating an accurate and complete Family Genealogy will be to track down more detailed and concrete information as to where the first Plymale brothers actually came from and when. This is certainly a daunting task! I can use all the help from you that I can get in researching the Plymale family name back to it's European Roots.
I have found the surname "Plumelle" in France and there is also said to be an English Coat Of Arms with the spelling "Pliemel." Another theory is that the first two Plymale brothers actual surname was "Ply" and that when they traveled by sea to America, the "male" was added to their name on a ship passenger list to denote their sex.
Other leads have mentioned that they may have come on a sailing ship named the "Anne or Ann" and that they came with the Huguenots but that they were from Bohemia.
Also, the name PLIML is a known surname in the Czech Republic. There are some Czech Heritage Society websites on the internet that mention research into that name. It appears that the Plimls that they are researching came to this country much later in the 1800's.
Eastern European history of the Hussite rebellion, thirty years war and the
counter-reformation movement could well fit into our early emigration time frame as
regards to escaping religious persecution.
Still another story says that the Plymales originated from Scotland along the Clyde River and sailed to America from France.
*STILL MORE NEW INFO*
I received an email recently from a lady named June Potter in England. The following is what she said:
My name is June Potter. My maiden name was June Plimley.
I come from England. Your last name as far as I can tell could be a
different spelling of my last name.
1. it comes from the town of Plumley in Cheshire
3. It could come from the area of the River Plym in
Plymouth. Ley means Land so it could have come from a piece of land from
*AND STILL EVEN MORE NEW INFO*
Updated On May 04, 2004 08:47 PM