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Multiple Origins for the Surname Pace


English


The name Pace reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Pace family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pace family lived in Cheshire. The name, however, is a reference to Pacy Sur Eure, in Evreux, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Pace Early Origins



The surname Pace was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times. This surname is so old that they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Pace Spelling Variations


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Pace Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Pace, Paice, Pacie, Pacy and others.

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Pace Early History


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Pace Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pace research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1482, 1536, 1509, 1516, 1514 and 1523 are included under the topic Early Pace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pace Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pace Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Pace (c. 1482-1536), an English diplomat of the Tudor period. In 1509, he accompanied Cardinal Christopher Bainbridge, Archbishop of York, to Rome and remained with him until the cardinal's death by poisoning. He was instrumental in bringing the murderer to justice. He...

Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pace Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Pace name or one of its variants:

Pace Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Pace (c. 1590-1625), an early settler and Ancient Planter of Colonial Jamestown, Virginia; he and his wife received a land grant of 100 acres later named Pace's Paines
  • Isabella Pace who arrived in Virginia in 1628
  • Henry Pace, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Pace, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Antho Pace who settled in Virginia in 1669
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pace Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Pace, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1715-1716 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Pace, who settled in New England in 1748

Pace Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Pace, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • H. Pace, who settled in Philadelphia in 1823
  • Fco. Pace who arrived in New Orleans in 1825
  • Charles Pace who settled in San Francisco in1852

Pace Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Darius Pace who settled in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1783

Pace Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Pace, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Taglioni" in 1842 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAGLIONI 1842. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1842Taglioni.gif
  • Elizabeth Stevens Pace, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Taglioni" in 1842 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAGLIONI 1842. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1842Taglioni.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pace (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pace (post 1700)



  • Glenn Leroy Pace (1940-2017), American American religious leader, general authority of the LDS Church (1985-2017)
  • Scott Norman Pace (b. 1959), American current Director of the Space Policy Institute at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University
  • Nick Pace (b. 1987), American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division
  • Lee Grinner Pace (b. 1979), American Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor, known for his roles in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Fall (2006)
  • Frank Pace Jr. (1912-1988), American 3rd United States Secretary of the Army (1950-1953)
  • Calvin Lamar Pace (b. 1980), American football outside linebacker for the New York Jets
  • Jim Pace (b. 1961), American racing driver
  • Stephen Pace (1918-2010), American Abstract expressionist painter, co-eponym of the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries
  • Olin Stephen Pace (1891-1970), American politician and lawyer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1937-1951)
  • Ryan Pace (b. 1977), American general manager for the Chicago Bears
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Pace


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Suggested Readings for the name Pace



  • Our Ancestors by Glen Robert Johnson.
  • Pace's Smith's Baucom's (sic) by William Carroll Pace.

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Pace Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAGLIONI 1842. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1842Taglioni.gif

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Pace Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pace 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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