Last name origins & meanings:

  1. French: from the medieval female personal name Plaisance, meaning ‘pleasantness’, a feminine form of the much rarer personal name Plaisant (present participle of Old French plaire ‘to please’), of common gender.
  2. French: habitational name from Piacenza in Italy, Latin name Placentia (see Piacentini).
  3. French: habitational name from any of a number of places so called in France. This name is found predominantly in LA.
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