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Pless Early Origins



The surname Pless was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Plesse is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

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Pless Spelling Variations


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Pless Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plesse, Plesses, Plese, Pless, Ples, Plessez, Pleese, Pleesse, Pleess, Pleasse, Please and many more.

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Pless Early History


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Pless Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pless research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1811 is included under the topic Early Pless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pless Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pless Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pless 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:

Pless Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pless, who came to Pennsylvania in 1765
  • John Pless, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Pless Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Pless, who came to New York, NY in 1850
  • Anna Maria Pless, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pless (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pless (post 1700)



  • Vera Pless, American professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Stephen Wesley Pless (1939-1969), United States Marine Corps major, who earned the Medal of Honor for deeds during the Vietnam War
  • Willie Pless (b. 1964), star football linebacker in the Canadian Football League
  • Kristian Peter Pless (b. 1981), professional male tennis player from Denmark

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Pless Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pless 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 11 December 2016 at 11:08.

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