The Plaisance surname comes the medieval (Old French) name Plaisance which meant "pleasant."
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.
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of this family name include: Pleasance, Pleesance, Pleasant, Pleasants, Plessant, Plesant, Plessance, Plessence, Plesance, Plessants, Plaisance, Plaisants, Plaissance and many more.
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.