Show ContentsPacha History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Pacha evolved from the Latin word "pax," which means "peace." The surname was likely originally a nickname for a person who was of a peaceful nature, or who sought peace in the figure of Christ.

Early Origins of the Pacha family

The surname Pacha was first found in with Negusante Paci, who arrived in Italy with Emperor Federico I and settled in Bologna.

Early History of the Pacha family

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Pacha Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Pacha include Paci, Pace, Pasi, Pase, Pasio, Pacelli, Pacella, Paciello, Pacilli, Pacetti, Pacitto, Pacini, Pacino, Pacinotti, Paciotti, Paciullo, Pacenti, Paselli, Pasello, Pasetti, Pasetto, Pasini, Pasino, Pasin, Pasinetti, Pasinati, Pasinato, Pasoli, Pasolini, Pasolli, Pasotti, Pasotto, Pasutti, Pasutti, Pacioli, Pacchiarotti, Pacho and many more.

Early Notables of the Pacha family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Luca Pacioli, a mathematician in Venice in 1445; Iacopo Pacchiarotti was a painter in Siena at this time. Asprilio Pacelli was a church musician in Umbria, and moved to Rome where he became choirmaster. In 1603 he was appointed musical director of King Sigismund II at the Royal Chapel in Warsaw, Poland. Pietro Paolo Paciotti was a 16th century choirmaster in Rome and was also a composer of masses, madrigals, and motets. Salvadore Pacini was mayor of Piacenza in 1545 and...
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United States Pacha migration to the United States +

An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Pacha:

Pacha Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Pacha, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]

  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) on Facebook