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1/22/2019, 10:01:03 AM Mike C update #101
7/27/2015, 11:23:08 PM Mike C update #90
9/1/2013, 10:30:53 PM Mike C update #87
5/30/2011, 5:41:55 PM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Type Surname (from location, from nickname & from occupation)

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.