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Where did the English Plaissance family come from? What is the English Plaissance family crest and coat of arms? When did the Plaissance family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Plaissance family history?The Plaissance surname comes the medieval (Old French) name Plaisance which meant "pleasant."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pleasance, Pleesance, Pleasant, Pleasants, Plessant, Plesant, Plessance, Plessence, Plesance, Plessants, Plaisance, Plaisants, Plaissance and many more.
First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plaissance research. Another 314 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Plaissance History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Plaissance Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Pleasants, who arrived in Virginia in 1649; John Pleasant, who settled in Virginia in 1737; Charles Pleasants, who was deported to America in 1766.
The Plaissance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plaissance Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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