Origins Available: English
The name Paice arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Paice 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
Early Origins of the Paice family
The surname Paice 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.
Early History of the Paice family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paice 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 Paice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paice Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Pace, Paice, Pacie, Pacy and others.
Early Notables of the Paice family (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 Paice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paice family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Paice or a variant listed above:
Paice Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jacob Paice, aged 22, who landed in Barbados in 1683 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)
Paice Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Paice, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
- James Paice, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
- John Paice, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lady Macdonald 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ladymacdonald1855.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Paice (post 1700)
- Jill Paice, American Broadway and theatre actress
- Ian Paice (b. 1948), English rock musician, drummer for "Deep Purple"
- James Edward Thornton Paice (b. 1949), Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom
- David Paice (b. 1983), Australian rugby union footballer
Historic Events for the Paice family
HMS Royal Oak
- Harold Frank Paice (1904-1939), British Colour Sergeant with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
- Mr. Richard Charles John Paice, aged 32, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 11 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html