Pascall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Pascall was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pascall 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.

Early Origins of the Pascall family

The surname Pascall 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.

Early History of the Pascall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pascall research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1361, 1333 and 1347 are included under the topic Early Pascall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pascall Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

Early Notables of the Pascall family (pre 1700)

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United States Pascall migration to the United States +

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Pascall or a variant listed above:

Pascall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Pascall, who landed in Maryland in 1652 [1]
  • George Pascall, who arrived in Maryland in 1652 [1]
  • James Pascall, who landed in Maryland in 1652 [1]
  • Phillip Pascall, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]
  • Mandely Pascall, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pascall (post 1700) +

  • Richard H. Pascall, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Portland; Elected 1904 [2]
  • Jeremy Pascall (d. 2001), English screenwriter, broadcaster, journalist and author
  • Sydney W Pascall, English manufacturing confectioner, the first British President of Rotary International (1931)
  • Geraldine Pascall (1944-1985), Australian journalist, eponym of the Pascall Prize: Australian 'Critic of the Year'
  • Sir Etienne Pascall Taché (1795-1865), Premier of Canada, born at St. Thomas, third son of Charles Taché, uncle of Alexandre Antonin Taché

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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