Pleasant Family History

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Pleasant Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Pleasant (Old French Plaisant) (see Plaisance 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Pleasants, Pheasant, Plant, Oliphant, Present, Leaman, Plowman

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Pleasant Family Origin

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Pleasant Family Occupations

What did your Pleasant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pleasant. 27% of Pleasant men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Pleasant women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pleasant were Porter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Porter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pleasant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Pleasant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pleasant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pleasant. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Pleasant. For the veterans among your Pleasant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pleasant Life Expectancy

What is the average Pleasant lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pleasant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pleasant in 1945 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pleasant ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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