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Plessing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Plessing family


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.

Early History of the Plessing family


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.

Plessing Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Plessing family (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.

Migration of the Plessing family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Michael Plessing, who settled in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Michael Plessing, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1810
  • John Plessing, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1810

Contemporary Notables of the name Plessing (post 1700)


  • Dr. Albert K Plessing, Austrian research scientist

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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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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