Pasch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Pasch comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames, so as to remain distinct from others using the same personal (first) name. Local names derived from place names, were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from", which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Pasch was a name for some one lived near bushes or a thicket. The distinguished name Pasch is derived from the Old German word busc, which means thicket or brush.

Early Origins of the Pasch family

The surname Pasch was first found in the Rhineland, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The earliest individual bearer of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles was Cuentzlin in Busch of Wuerttenberg (1381).

Early History of the Pasch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pasch research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1387, 1475, 1534, 1840, 1704, 1729, 1623, 1793, 1832, 1908, 1842 and 1913 are included under the topic Early Pasch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pasch Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Pasch include Busch, Buesch, Buscher, Buescher (Westphalia), Bush, Buesh, Busher, Buesher, Busche, Bushe, Pusch, Bussche, Bussch and many more.

Early Notables of the Pasch family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Pasch during this period were Isaac Posch (died 1623), who was an Austrian composer and organist. Clamor von dem Bussche, was a Lieutenant General in the Hanoverian army. He fought with distinction in the army of the Duke of York during the revolution, and died in battle in 1793. His son, Hans von dem Bussche, lost his right arm fighting at the...
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United States Pasch migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Pasch were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Pasch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Veronica Pasch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Christoph Pasch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1769 [1]
Pasch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Pasch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800 [1]
  • Rob Pasch, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Joseph Pasch, who landed in North America in 1852 [1]
  • William Pasch, who landed in Texas in 1856 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pasch (post 1700) +

  • James M. Pasch, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 19th District, 1938; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1940 [2]

  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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