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Type Surname (from location, from nickname & from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. PLANGK(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "plank", from Old French, itself from Late Latin planca. This could have referred to a person who lived by a plank bridge over a stream, someone who was thin, or a carpenter.

Related Names

VariantPlanck(German)
Other Languages & CulturesPlanche, Planque(French)

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