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Surname: Pleišs

Origin: Latgalian

Meaning: A type of clay that is pale in colour and rich in calcium

Old Spellings: Pleish, Pleisch

Cyrillic Spelling: Плеиш

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Pleiša, Pleiss, Pleisa

Related Surnames: Mālkalns, Mālnieks

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Bērzgale, Gaigalava

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown