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Pleasants Surname Origin
(Locality). From a suburb of the city of Edinburgh, called 'The Pleasants,' where anciently was a priory of nuns, which was dedicated to St. Mary of Placentia, of which the name 'Pleasants' is a corruption.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Pleasants Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Pleasants Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb