Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
OTHER SCRIPTS: du Plessis
OTHER FORMS: Plessis, Plessy, de Plessis, Duplessis
CONTRIBUTOR: Sofia on 3/14/2016
Meaning & History
French topographic name for someone who lived by a quickset fence, Old French pleis (from Latin plexum past participle of plectere ‘plait’, ‘weave’), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’. This is a Huguenot name, well established in South Africa and elsewhere.