From an Old French female given name Plaisance, from plaisance (“pleasance”). The surname is partly matronymic, partly habitational from the Italian town of Piacenza.
- A female given name.
- 2008, Sherry L. Ackerman, Behind the Looking Glass (page 32)
- Similarly, the verse at the close of Through the Looking Glass is an acrostic for Alice Pleasance Liddell.
- A surname.