Pleasants Family History

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Pleasants Name Meaning

from the medieval female personal name Plaisance (see Plaisance) 1. habitational name for someone from Piacenza in Italy (earlier Placentia).

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

Similar surnames: Pleasant, Plaisance, Li Santi, Plass, Planas, Pheasant, Plant, Levant

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Pleasants Family Origin

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Pleasants Family Occupations

What did your Pleasants ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pleasants occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Pleasants's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pleasants. A less common occupation for the Pleasants family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Pleasants Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Pleasants. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pleasants 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 990 immigration records available for the last name Pleasants. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pleasants. For the veterans among your Pleasants ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pleasants Life Expectancy

What is the average Pleasants lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pleasants life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Pleasants in 1950 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pleasants

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