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Where did the English Pask family come from? What is the English Pask family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pask family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pask family history?

The old Cornish name Pask is a patronymic surname, formed from the medieval given name Pask. Pask in turn is thought to be derived from theMiddle English word "paske," which meant "Easter."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Pasco, Pascoe, Pascow, Pask, Paske, Pasque and others.

First found in Cornwall where Hugo filius Pasch' is listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum in that County in 1279. John Pascowe was listed in a record as being in that county in 1443, and a Paskell Langdon, who died in 1606 was in some instances recorded as Pascowe.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pask research. Another 49 words(4 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1662, 1620, 1645, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Pask History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pask Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pask Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Dillon Pask, aged 42, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1901
  • Florian Pask, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Arthur Pask, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Calford, England, in 1910
  • Ethel Pask, aged 22, who settled in America from Calford, England, in 1910

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  • Scott Pask, American Tony Award winning scenic designer
  • Andrew Gordon Speedie Pask (1928-1996), English cybernetician and psychologist
  • Marty Pask (b. 1985), former Australian rules footballer
  • Alun Edward Islwyn Pask (1937-1995), Welsh international rugby union player
  • Emma Pask (b. 1977), Australian jazz vocalist


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  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Pask Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pask Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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