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The name Pascal was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pascal family lived in Essex. The name, however, is a reference to Pasci, in Eure, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Pascal Early Origins



The surname Pascal was first found in Essex but the family were originally from Pasci in Eure, Normandy and were granted lands in Essex by Henry, Duke of Normandy through Robert, Earl of Leicester, at Much and Great Baddow. While the surname was firmly established in this are for many years, searching various rolls for the surname revealed a John Pascal in the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire in 1221, and a William Pascale in 1275 in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire.

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Pascal Spelling Variations


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Pascal Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

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Pascal Early History


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Pascal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pascal research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pascal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pascal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pascal Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pascal 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Pascal or a variant listed above:

Pascal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Pascal, aged 36, landed in New Orleans, La in 1821
  • Edward A. Pascal, who arrived at Baltimore in 1828
  • M Pascal, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1840
  • Louis Pascal, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1843
  • Larronel Pascal, aged 43, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pascal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicolas Pascal arrived in Quebec from Franche-Comté in 1734

Pascal Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Pascal, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • John Pascal, aged 18, a tailor, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Peggy" from Plymouth, England
  • Katharina Pascal, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Maria Pascal, who landed in Canada in 1897

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pascal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pascal (post 1700)



  • Amy Pascal (b. 1958), American Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc
  • Adam Pascal (b. 1970), American actor and singer
  • Robert A. Pascal, American Republican politician, Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention District 6-B, 1967; Member of Maryland State Senate District 6-B, 1971-74; Candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1982
  • Oscar Pascal, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Michigan, 1960
  • Nancy Pascal, American politician, Member of Maryland State Senate 6th District, 1974
  • Francine Pascal, American author
  • Joseph Sécret Pascal -Vallongue, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Nicolas Pascal de Kerenveyer, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Christine Pascal (1953-1996), French actress, writer and director
  • Gabriel Pascal (1894-1954), Hungarian film producer and director
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Pascal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pascal 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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