Plaisance History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Plaisance surname comes the medieval (Old French) name Plaisance which meant "pleasant."

Early Origins of the Plaisance family

The surname Plaisance was 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.

Early History of the Plaisance family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plaisance research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Plaisance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Plaisance Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pleasance, Pleesance, Pleasant, Pleasants, Plessant, Plesant, Plessance, Plessence, Plesance, Plessants, Plaisance, Plaisants, Plaissance and many more.

Early Notables of the Plaisance family (pre 1700)

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Plaisance Ranking

In the United States, the name Plaisance is the 10,317th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Plaisance family

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.

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