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Plessing Early Origins



The surname Plessing was first found in Lancashire at Pleasington, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen that dates back to 1196 when it was listed as Plesigtuna and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Pleasa" from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another reference claims that it was listed in the Domesday Book, but we cannot collaborate this claim. As far as the surname is concerned, it was first referenced in the 13th century and are recorded in the Harleian Manuscripts in the British Museum 1139, folio 37b.

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Plessing Spelling Variations


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Plessing Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plessington, Blessington, Pleasington and many more.

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Plessing Early History


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Plessing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plessing research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1468, 1549, 1468, 1455, 1487, 1351, 1637 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Plessing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plessing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plessing Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plessing 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:

Plessing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Plessing, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Jacob Plessing, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Plessing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Plessing, his wife Anna Margretha, and their four children, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • George Michael Plessing, aged 47, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • George Michael Plessing, who came to Philadelphia in 1805
  • Michael Plessing, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1810
  • John Plessing, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1810

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plessing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plessing (post 1700)



  • Dr. Albert K Plessing, Austrian research scientist

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Plessing Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  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 Plessing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plessing 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.

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