Today's generation of the Pascyle family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Pascyle 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
Early Origins of the Pascyle family
The surname Pascyle 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 Pascyle family
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Pascyle Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pascyle include Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Pascyle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pascyle family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Pascyles to arrive on North American shores: Phill Paskall, on record in Virginia in 1652; Thomas Paschall (also Paskell), who, along with his wife Joanna and three children, settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.