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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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Pless Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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 4 December 2015 at 22:39.

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