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The old Cornish name Pask is a 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."

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The surname Pask was first found in 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pasco, Pascoe, Pascow, Pask, Paske, Pasque and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pask research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1662, 1620, 1645, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Pask History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pask Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pask Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Domenico Pask, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "La Bourgogne" from Havre, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BW-G5S : 6 December 2014), Domenico Pask, 05 Jun 1893; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bourgogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lader Pask, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Berlin" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM9-4Z5 : 6 December 2014), Lader Pask, 10 Apr 1894; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Susana Pask, aged 45, arrived in New York City, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Berlin" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9N-9YX : 6 December 2014), Susana Pask, 11 Sep 1894; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Charles E. Pask, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Aurania (1883)" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW8-LY8 : 6 December 2014), Charles E. Pask, 20 May 1897; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Aurania (1883), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anton Pask, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" from Bremen, Germany [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXHP-4MD : 6 December 2014), Anton Pask, 04 Oct 1898; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Pask Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dillon Pask, aged 42, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1901
  • Florian Pask, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Arthur Pask, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Calford, England, in 1910
  • Ethel Pask, aged 22, who settled in America from Calford, England, in 1910
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  • Scott Pask, American Tony Award winning scenic designer
  • Bernard Pask (1936-1985), English professional footballer who played from 1958 to 1973
  • Andrew Gordon Speedie Pask (1928-1996), English cybernetician and psychologist
  • Neville John "Nev" Pask, Australian businessman and developer having built 1500 homes and many other projects
  • Martin "Marty" Pask (b. 1985), former Australian Rules footballer who played in 2006 for the Brisbane Lions
  • Emma Pask (b. 1977), Australian jazz vocalist
  • Alun Edward Islwyn Pask (1937-1995), Welsh international rugby union player
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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BW-G5S : 6 December 2014), Domenico Pask, 05 Jun 1893; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bourgogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM9-4Z5 : 6 December 2014), Lader Pask, 10 Apr 1894; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9N-9YX : 6 December 2014), Susana Pask, 11 Sep 1894; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Berlin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW8-LY8 : 6 December 2014), Charles E. Pask, 20 May 1897; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Aurania (1883), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXHP-4MD : 6 December 2014), Anton Pask, 04 Oct 1898; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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