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The Pleavin surname is derived from the Welsh word "blaidd," meaning "wolf."

Pleavin Early Origins



The surname Pleavin was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat on the Welsh border. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1063 when Blethyn, descended from Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, King of Powis or Bleddyn Broadspear, Lord of Llanhowell.

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Pleavin Spelling Variations


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Pleavin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bleddyn, Blethin, Plethin, Blevin, Pleaden, Pleavin, Plevin, Plevey and many more.

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Pleavin Early History


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Pleavin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pleavin research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1287, 1391, 1455, 1487, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Pleavin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pleavin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pleavin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pleavin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pleavin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Ernest Pleavin, who came to Illinois in 1909

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pleavin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pleavin (post 1700)



  • Andrew Pleavin (b. 1968), English actor known for his appearances in Attila, Unstoppable, Batman Begins, Attack of the Gryphon and Return to House on Haunted Hill

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Pleavin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pleavin 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 December 2014 at 11:46.

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