Plier Family History
Plier Name Meaning
German: origin uncertain. Perhaps from Middle High German blier ‘lead smelter’, or of Slavic origin. Dutch: variant of Pleyers, a nickname from a derivative of Middle Dutch pleien ‘to have fun’, ‘to cheer’, ‘to dance and jump with joy’, or of Plahiers, which is possibly from Old French pla(s)quier ‘marsh’, ‘bog’, influenced by Old Dutch plask- ‘pool’, or a Walloon variant of Plaisir, Playsier, from Walloon plêhant, plêjant ‘pleasant’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press