Paschal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Paschal is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Paschal 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 Paschal family

The surname Paschal 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 Paschal family

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Paschal Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Paschal were recorded, including Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

Early Notables of the Paschal family (pre 1700)

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United States Paschal migration to the United States +

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Paschal arrived in North America very early:

Paschal Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Paschal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
Paschal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonard Paschal, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
Paschal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Beke Paschal, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Emma Paschal, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Essie Paschal, aged 23, who settled in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1910
  • Lara Paschal, aged 26, who landed in America from Hamitlon, Bermuda, in 1911

Canada Paschal migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paschal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Nicolas Paschal, son of Claude and Louise, who married Marie Gour, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Saint-Sulpice, Quebec on 8th March 1734 [2]
  • François Paschal, son of Joseph and Françoise, who married Marie-Dorothée Montret, daughter of André and Françoise, in Quebec on 19th November 1736 [2]
  • Noel Paschal, son of Nicolas and Marie, who married Marie-Archange Senécal, daughter of Adrien and Marie-Angélique, in Varennes, Quebec on 5th October 1761 [2]
  • Jacques Paschal, son of François and Marie-Dorothée, who married Marguerite Savard, daughter of Pierre and Louise, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 8th November 1762 [2]
  • Augustin Paschal, son of Nicolas and Marie, who married Charlotte Poutré, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Anne, in Varennes, Quebec on 7th November 1763 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Paschal (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Paul Clarence Paschal (1892-1964), American Assistant Commanding General 45th Division (1943-1944) [3]
  • Tia Paschal, American women's basketball player who played for Florida State
  • Marcus Paschal (b. 1984), American football safety
  • Janet Paschal (b. 1956), American Contemporary Christian and southern gospel vocalist
  • James Roy Paschal (1926-2004), American NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup driver
  • Benjamin Edwin Paschal (1895-1974), American baseball outfielder
  • William Avner Paschal (1921-2003), American football running back in the National Football League
  • Thomas Moore Paschal (1845-1919), American politician, U.S. Representative from Texas (1876-92)
  • George Washington Paschal (1812-1878), American politician, Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1846; Candidate for Texas State Attorney General, 1850; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1868 [4]
  • George R. Paschal Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Chungking, 1925-26; Tientsin, 1927-29 [4]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Paul Paschal. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Paschal/Paul_Clarence/USA.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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