Paschall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Paschall family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Paschall family

The surname Paschall 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 Paschall family

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

Paschall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Paschall have been found, including Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

Early Notables of the Paschall family (pre 1700)

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United States Paschall migration to the United States +

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Paschall were among those contributors:

Paschall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Paschall, who landed in Maryland in 1651 [1]
  • George Paschall, who arrived in Maryland in 1651 [1]
  • James Paschall, who landed in Maryland in 1651 [1]
  • Thomas Paschall, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 with his wife Joanna and children, Thomas, William, and Mary
  • Thomas Paschall (also Paskell), who, along with his wife Joanna and three children, settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Paschall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Paschall, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Stephen Paschall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paschall (post 1700) +

  • Davis Young Paschall, American educator, the 22nd President of the College of William & Mary, serving from 1960 to 1971
  • William Herbert Paschall, former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Will G. Paschall, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932 [2]
  • James H. Paschall, American politician, Circuit Judge in Georgia Cherokee Circuit, 1953 [2]
  • Dan Paschall, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996 [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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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