Depascal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Depascal comes from the Dauphiné region in the French Alps. The surname Depascal is a patronymic surname, a type of hereditary surname, and is derived from the personal name Pascal, a baptismal name. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. The given name Pascal is derived from the Latin name Pascha, which meant Easter and is in turn derived from the Hebraic name Pesach, which is the Hebrew name for the Passover. There were two saints named Pascal.

Early Origins of the Depascal family

The surname Depascal was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this distinguished family held a family seat as an aristocratic family in the seigneurie of Mérins. They later intermarried with the distinguished families of Colombier and Satolas.

Early History of the Depascal family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Depascal research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1623, 1662, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Depascal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Depascal Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pascal, Pascall, Pascalle, Pascalls, Pascalis, Pasca, Pascail, Pascau, Pascaud, Paschal, Paschel, Pascual, Pasqual, Pascault, Pascol, Pascoll, Pasquel, Paskell, Peschall, De Pascal, de Pascal, Depascal, De Paschall, Depaschall, Pescal and many more.

Early Notables of the Depascal family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Depascal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Depascal migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Depascal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Marta G. De Pascal, aged 23, originally from Valparaiso, Chile, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Carrillo" from Colon, Panama [1]
  • Ines de Pascal, aged 30, originally from Vizcaya, Spain, who arrived in New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Morro Castle" from Havana, Cuba [2]
  • Francois De Pascal, aged 42, originally from Paris, France, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Le Havre, France [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Depascal (post 1700) +

  • Carmine DePascal, American NFL football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1945


The Depascal Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes mea Christus
Motto Translation: Christ is my hope.




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