The number of DNA matches for the Plant family has now risen to 7 out of 9. This is quite remarkable. More often DNA testing has shown that people who thought they were related, because they had the same surname, are not in fact related at all. It is becoming convincing that the Plant family (from Cheshire and Staffordshire) originated as a single family and has shown remarkable fidelty in remaining largely a single family throughout the many generations down the subsequent centuries.
I have accordingly revised the account of the Orgins and Meaning of this name on the web page..
I am also writing a more formal account of the semantics of the name, taking account of the latest evidence, which I plan to submit as an article entitled "Plantevelu and the meaning of Plant" to the next issue of Roots and Branches. This journal can be obtained from the Plant Family History Group as described on..
At the top of this web page, there is also a link to an article "Notable Plants" written by Keith, the President of the Plant Family History Group. Though this article does not mention every Notable Plant, it is proving to be popular.
The web site usage statistics indicate that the "hit rate" for this article on Some Notable Plants rivals (in fact currently exceeds) that which has traditionally been shown for the web page on the Origins and Meaning of the name.