Paslay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Paslay as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in the town of Paisley in Renfrew (now part of the Strathclyde region).

Early Origins of the Paslay family

The surname Paslay was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Paslay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paslay research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1199, 1202, and 1320 are included under the topic Early Paslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paslay Spelling Variations

Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Paslay has been spelled Paisley, Pasley and others.

Early Notables of the Paslay family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Paslay family to Ireland

Some of the Paslay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 71 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 Paslay family

For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: George Paisley arrived in Philadelphia in 1853; James Paisley arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1774 with his wife and brother John. on Facebook
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