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Plant Web Site - Some recent updates

This website was hosted by Keele University from 2000 to 2003 before being moved to a private hosting company as web hosting became more widely available. It was archived bi-anually by the British Library Web Archive from 2010 to 2012. In July 2015, a twin copy was lodged with the Guild on One Name Study at before the private hosting copy was closed down and both domain names were pointed to the Guild copy.

Some examples of updates to the web pages of this Plant Family History Group site are as follows...

Jan 2024 :.:Added summary document on origins with paticular reference to wine Origins with wine for most living Plants.
Sep 2023
Nov 2022
:.:Started a developing new document linked to progressive updates of section 6(ii) of the main Plant homeland section of the early records page, summarising the early source records for the homeland and earlier records such as at Bitton (south Goucestershire) near Saltford and Bath as well as elsewhere in England, and Normandy and Tours etc as well as elsewhere in France, with particular attention to the medieval wine trade with apparent implications for the name's early migration and meaning, especially in connection with early ancestry and fourteenth-century trade between Gascony and the Leek-Macclesfield homeland.
Mar 2022 :.:Added JoONS article on vegetal names including Plant(e). Also moved most of the details about the earliest Plant records in their main homeland (on early records page) to a linked separate document, development of which continued through April to October 2022.
Dec 2021 :.:Added notes on earliest records for the main Plant homeland to early records page. Continued with same through to June 2022.
Sep 2021 :.:Added section 1.5 etc to Plant soul page. Continued with same through Oct 2021 and added brief summary of implications at section 7.3 in Nov 2021.
Jul 2021 :.:Added three 'more recently donated articles' to Journals page.
Mar 2021 :.:Some further refinements to Plant soul page. Continued with same through to May 2021.
Oct 2020 :.: Added some early French documents 1415-1515 to Plant documents page. Also, added footnote on Robert Anthony Plant CBE to Plant soul page and continued with same through to Dec 2020.
Sep 2020 :.:Started making layout of pages more smartphone friendly and tidied webpage meta data.
Jun 2020 :.:Started substantial update to Plant soul page, including medieval usage of the word 'plant'. Continued with same through to Sep 2020.
Mar 2020 :.:Added article on DNA Plant Families around Main Homeland and added illustrations to an interesting feature on the home page.
Oct 2019 :.:Added outline of an interesting feature to the home page.
Aug 2019 :.:Added Civil War section to Plant wills webpage.
Jul 2019 :.:Added summaries of Plant, Plante, Planta entries in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to marriages etc page.
Apr 2019 :.:Added extra feudal webpage on early Normandy links to England for the Plant name.
Dec 2018 :.:Added webpage maps of 16th- and 17th-century Plant wills locations.
Oct 2018 :.:Added note on tenuous links through early Plant records to the Curli label in bend.
May 2018 :.:Added to early records three entries, 1180-98, for the names Plante, Plantul, de Planteiz in Lower Normandy.
Feb 2018 :.:Added a new quicklinks navigation button for Records with sub-buttons Early, Docs, Wills, Members
Oct 2017 :.:Made a start on an outline of some 1526-1775 Plant wills and early University attendees in England
Sep 2017 :.:Used gimp software to update the navigation buttons.
Aug 2017 :.:Updated deep ancestry section in French origins page and tidied up pre-parish records section in name distribution page.
Jun 2017 :.:Added a Site Map to the website.
Mar 2017 :.:Added article on DNA hints of Deep Roots for the main Plant family.
Jan 2017 :.:Added article on Royal name Plantagenet concepts.
Dec 2016 :.:Updated discussion of a Plant-Plantagenet link as against a Plantard one.
Nov 2016 :.:Added section to the Name Origins page concerning a 2016 dictionary entry for the Plant name.
Sep 2016 :.:Added sections to the Name Distribution page on Reaching back to before English parish records and Gathering together many early Plants.
Aug 2015 :.: Added page on Longspee-Audley hypothesis for the feudal context of the first Plants.
Jul 2015 :.: Updated heraldry page with some comments concerning the possible arms recipient Sir John Plant.
Jun 2015:.:Added page on Some early Plant documents and added some maps to the Name Distribution page.
Apr 2015 :.:Updated account of Plant family descent tree on DNA project page.
Nov 2014:.:Updated implications of latest DNA results on French origins page.
Jun 2014:.:Added article John S. Plant and Richard E. Plant English Surnames: Plural Origins, DNA and Emigration.
Jan 2014 :.: Updated note on meaning on start page.
Aug 2013 :.: Added two more images to heraldry page.
Jun 2013 :.: Added article John S. Plant and Richard E. Plant, Getting The Most from a Surname Study (second edition).
Feb 2013:.:Added further diagram and map to illustrations of DNA results.
Sep 2012:.:Added article containing evidence of First known Plants in main homeland.
Jun 2012 :.: Added article John S. Plant and Richard E. Plant (May 2012), Getting The Most from a Surname Study: semantics, DNA and Computer Modelling, DNA Section, Guild of One-Name Studies (40 pages)
Apr 2012 :.: Added full text of Series 1 of the Journal Roots and Branches.
Mar 2012 :.: Added diagrams and map as an extra section about DNA project.
Sep 2011 :.:Updated web page on name distribution.
Jan 2011 :.: Updated web page on Plant soul.
Oct 2010:.:Added article John S. Plant (July 2010), Understanding the Royal name Plantagenet -- how DNA helps, DNA Section, Guild of One-Name Studies (23 pages); and, (Oct 2010), illustrated summary version, Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp. 14-15.
Nov 2009:.: Updated French orgins to take account of deep-ancestry Plant Y-DNA results; also, Contacts to take account of resurrection of Journal.
Jul 2009:.: Added paper Surname studies with genetics including an outline of the Plant Y-DNA results; also, some associated debate about Plant polygyny
Aug 2007:.: Added details of Some Statistical Considerations for the Y-DNA results.
Apr 2007 :.: Added an extra web page On a possible connection to Plantagenet.
Jan 2007 :.: Added a sample article Geoffrey Plantagenet: surname inspirer to journal artcles page.
Sep 2005 :.: Added a page about the Plant bloodline in popular fiction and pseudo-history.
Jan 2005 :.: Updated Name Distribution and DNA project page.
Sep 2004 :.: Added a further artcle on the meaning of Plant to the journal page.
Mar 2004 :.: Updated DNA results and the theoretical account of a relevant Warren-Plantagenet affinity.
Dec 2003 :.: Updated French and Swiss origins to Plant-like names and added a simpler commentary to the account of the vegetative soul which evidently has relevance for such names as Plantagenet and Plant.
Oct 2003 :.: Added a sample article on the semantics of Plant-like names to the Journal page. Also added a guestbook to the entry page. Also revamped Members Interests pages by using a PHP+MySQL database.
Aug 2003 :.: Moved web site from Keele University servers to Host Plus servers.
Apr 2003 :.: Updated and extended page on the Origins and Meaning of Plant and redesigned Entry Page.
Feb 2003 :.: Added some further on-line Journal articles.
Jan 2003 :.: Added some DNA results for Plante and Plant.
Sep 2002 :.: Added illustrations of medieval Green Man heads to pages on Name Origins and Plant Soul.
Aug 2002 :.: Added introductory article Some Notable Plants by the Group President to the How to Join page. Also added a list of Past Members to the Members' Interests page. Also added a password-protected area to the Journal Articles page containing the full text of many sample articles - the password is made available to members only. [Password protection since removed].
May 2002 :.: Substituted colour rendering of Plant Coat of Arms on page about Plant Heraldry in place of black and white outline.
Apr 2002 :.: Added Modern distribution of Plant-like names in France. Also, added first DNA results.
Jan 2002 :.: Added sample article on the Literary context of the 14th century Plant homeland.
Dec 2001 :.: Added information about early `Plant like' names in France to section on Origins of the Plant name.
Aug 2001 :.: Updates about our Plant(e) name DNA testing programme.
Jul 2001 :.: Updated the Historical Distribution of the Plant name with details about early Plants in the USA and Canada.
Apr 2001 :.: Improved presentation and explanation of `Plant Soul' relating to the meanings of such names as Plant and Plantagenet.
Mar 2001 :.: Some sample articles, on the Plantagenet connection and on industrial Plants, were made available on-line on the web page Articles in journals to date. Also, the slides of the millennium presentation were made available.
Feb 2001 :.: Pages on the Historical Distribution of the Plant name were revamped with the inclusion, for example, of UK distribution maps based on an analysis of Plant data in the IGI dating from 1601 (John S Plant) and also an analysis of the 1881 Census data (W Keith Plant).

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