Pashley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pashley 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 Pashley family

The surname Pashley 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 Pashley family

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Pashley Spelling Variations

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 Pashley family (pre 1700)

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United States Pashley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pashley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas and Elizabeth Pashley, who settled in Pensacola, FL in 1770
  • Thomas Pashley, naturalized in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1783
Pashley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Pashley, who settled in New York in 1839
  • Francis Pashley, who was naturalized in New Jersey in 1843

Canada Pashley migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pashley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Pashley, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
Pashley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Pashley, who was on record in Canada in 1849

Australia Pashley migration to Australia +

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

Pashley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Pashley, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pashley (post 1700) +

  • Robert Pashley QC (1805-1859), English barrister and traveller from York, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1826, he travelled through Greece, Asia Minor, and Crete
  • Mr. Roger Leonard Pashley B.E.M., British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the community in Ottershaw, Surrey [2]
  • Mrs. Mary Brenda Pashley B.E.M., British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the community in Ottershaw, Surrey [2]


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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