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 Pascowe family
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 Pascowe family
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Pascowe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pasco, Pascoe, Pascow, Pask, Paske, Pasque and others.
Early Notables of the Pascowe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pascowe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nathaniell Pascoe, who came to Barbados in 1657; Nathaniel Pask (perhaps the same as the aforementioned), who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1682; Abraham Pascoe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.
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