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Name du Plessis
Type Surname
Other Forms FormsPlessis, Plessy, de Plessis, Duplessis
Edit Status Statusnot set

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.
Added 3/14/2016 by Sofia