The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Pascul family, who 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
Early Origins of the Pascul family
The surname Pascul 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
Early History of the Pascul family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pascul research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1361, 1333 and 1347 are included under the topic Early Pascul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pascul 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 Pascul were recorded, including Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Pascul family (pre 1700)
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pascul Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pascul family to Ireland
Some of the Pascul family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pascul family to the New World and Oceana
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
, 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 Pascul arrived in North America very early:
Pascul Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Pascul, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)