The Pashlay surname is a habitational name taken on from Pashley in the parish of Ticehurst, Sussex
. This place name comes from the an Old English personal name
Pæcca, along with the Old English word "le-ah," meaning " a clearing in the wood.’’
Early Origins of the Pashlay family
The surname Pashlay was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Pashlay family
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Pashlay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pashley, Pashly, Pashliegh, Pashleigh, Pashlea, Pashlie, Pashlea, Pasley, Paslie, Pasleigh, Paslea, Pasleu, Passloo, Paslow and many more.
Early Notables of the Pashlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pashlay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Pashly, who settled in Virginia in 1666; Thomas and Elizabeth Pashley, who came to Pensacola, FL in 1770; William Pashley, who settled in Halifax, N.S. in 1774.