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The prestigious surname Pasca comes from the Dauphiné region in the French Alps. The surname Pasca 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.

Pasca Early Origins



The surname Pasca 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.

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Pasca Spelling Variations


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Pasca 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.

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Pasca Early History


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Pasca Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pasca research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1623, 1662, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Pasca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pasca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pasca Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pasca 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Pascal arrived in Quebec from Franche-Comté in 1734; Thomas Paschall arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 with his wife Joanna and children, Thomas, William, and Mary.

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Pasca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pasca 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 October 2012 at 14:27.

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