Other Forms FormsPlessis, Plessy, de Plessis, Duplessis
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Contributor Contrib.Sofia on 3/14/2016
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.