Pascoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The old Cornish name Pascoe is a patronymic surname, formed from the medieval given name Pask. Pask in turn is thought to be derived from theMiddle English word "paske," which meant "Easter."

Early Origins of the Pascoe family

The surname Pascoe was first found in Cornwall where Hugo filius Pasch' is listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum in that County in 1279. John Pascowe was listed in a record as being in that county in 1443, and a Paskell Langdon, who died in 1606 was in some instances recorded as Pascowe.

Early History of the Pascoe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pascoe research. Another 25 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1662, 1620, 1645, 1660, 1661, 1692, 1713 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Pascoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pascoe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pasco, Pascoe, Pascow, Pask, Paske, Pasque and others.

Early Notables of the Pascoe family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Thomas Paske D.D. (died 1662), an English clergyman and academic, Master of Clare College, Cambridge (1620-1645) and (1660-1661.) Thomas Paske of Hadham, apparently a...
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United States Pascoe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pascoe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abraham Pascoe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
Pascoe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Walter Pascoe, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • George Pascoe, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1742
Pascoe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Jasper Pascoe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836 [1]
  • Charles Pascoe, who landed in Mississippi in 1840 [1]
  • John Pascoe, who landed in Mississippi in 1844 [1]
  • Grace Pascoe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845 [1]

Australia Pascoe migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pascoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ms. Jane Pascoe (b. 1803), aged 14, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 27th March 1817, sentenced for life, transported aboard the ship "Maria" in May 1818 to Australia [2]
  • Mr. James Pascoe(b. 1799), aged 20, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 22nd March 1819, sentenced for 7 years, transported aboard the ship "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]
  • Mr. James Pascoe (b. 1816), aged 17, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 31st July 1833, sentenced for life, transported aboard the ship "Moffatt" on 4th January 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]
  • Mr. William Pascoe (b. 1803), aged 30, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 31st December 1833, sentenced for 14 years for stealing liquor, a leather apron, and coins from Peter Harding, transported aboard the ship "Surrey" on 9th April 1834 to New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. James Pascoe, (b. 1816), aged 17 born in Helston, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 31st July 1833, sentenced for death reduced to life, transported aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Pascoe migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

  • Miss Alice M. M. Pascoe, aged 8, Cornish settler traveling aboard the ship "Aorangi" going to Westland (Westland District), New Zealand [5]
  • Miss Bertha G. Pascoe, aged 14, Cornish settler traveling aboard the ship "Aorangi" going to Westland (Westland District), New Zealand [5]
  • Mr. James C. Pascoe, aged 11, Cornish settler traveling aboard the ship "Aorangi" going to Westland (Westland District), New Zealand [5]
  • Mrs. Jane Pascoe, aged 33, Cornish settler traveling aboard the ship "Aorangi" going to Westland (Westland District), New Zealand [5]
  • Mr. Martin Pascoe, aged 10, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Aorangi" going to Westland (Westland District), New Zealand arriving in port on [5]
Pascoe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Pascoe, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd November 1859 [6]
  • Mrs. Mary Pascoe, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd November 1859 [6]
  • Miss Caroline Pascoe, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd November 1859 [6]
  • Miss Mary Pascoe, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd November 1859 [6]
  • Miss Lavinia Pascoe, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd November 1859 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pascoe (post 1700) +

  • Derek Pascoe (b. 1957), the American vocalist and saxophonist in Flintlock
  • Peter Pascoe (b. 1831), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 31st District, 1893-96 [7]
  • John H. Pascoe, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lehigh County, 1895-96 [7]
  • Herbert J. Pascoe, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1922-26, 1932-35, 1937-41; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Union County, 1942-47 [7]
  • Harry W. Pascoe, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Frontera, 1922 [7]
  • Edward D. Pascoe, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008 [7]
  • B. Lynn Pascoe (b. 1943), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, 1998-2001; Indonesia, 2004-07; Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, United Nations, 2007- [7]
  • Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe (1813-1893), English entomologist from Cornwall; he sailed for Australia in 1836 aboard the Buffalo, but returned later after coming into some property by the death of a relative in March 1843, settled near his property at St. Austell, Cornwall and later in London where he died suddenly on 20 June 1893
  • Christopher Paul Pascoe (b. 1966), English author of humorous books
  • Keith Pascoe (b. 1959), musician and conductor from Liverpool, England
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Percival Holman Pascoe (1919-1941), Australian Stoker from Boulder, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [8]
HMS Dorsetshire
  • Donald James Pascoe (d. 1945), British Stoker 2nd Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [9]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Donald Pascoe, British Electrical Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Urbane Owen Pascoe, British Chief Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Cecil Davy Pascoe, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [10]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Charles H. Pascoe, aged 43, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 8 [11]


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  9. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  11. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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