Show ContentsPasquale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Pasquale family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Pasquale came from a person who was born on Easter day. The name Pasquale is derived from the word Pasqua, which in Italian means Easter, which is the Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Christ. The word Pasqua itself is derived from the ecclesiastical Latin word Pascha, which in turn comes from the Greek Pascha and the Hebrew Pesah (through the Aramaic Pisha). Pesah was the holiday which celebrated the liberation of the people of Israel from the slavery in Egypt, and coincided with the Christian holiday.

Early Origins of the Pasquale family

The surname Pasquale was first found in the north in Bologna, Florence, Ferrara, and of course, Venice.

Early History of the Pasquale family

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Pasquale Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Pasquale include DePasquale, Pascale, Pascali, Pascalino, Pascalis, Pascalizzi, Pascarello, Pasquale, Pasqualetti, Pasquali, Pasqualigo, Pasqualini, Pasqualino, Pasqualis, Pasquarella, Pasquarelli, Pasquarello and many more.

Early Notables of the Pasquale family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Marc Antonio Pasqualini (1614-1691), an Italian castrato opera singer; and Ludovico Pasquali, (c. 1500-1551), an Italian author, lyric poet who was a member of a prominent Venetian family and received his degree at the University of Padua, one of the oldest in the world. Later, he took a voyage on the Adriatic and was captured by corsairs. When...
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Pasquale Ranking

In the United States, the name Pasquale is the 7,657th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Pasquale migration to the United States +

Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pasquale or a variant listed above:

Pasquale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pietro Pasquale, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1867 [2]
  • Felix Pasquale, who landed in Mississippi in 1882 [2]
  • Adelaide Nicaros Pasquale, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1899
  • Alberto Domenico Pasquale, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Pietracatella, in 1899
Pasquale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adamo Pasquale, aged 26, who settled in America from Naples, in 1901
  • Ambrosio Pasquale, aged 23, who landed in America from Mariglious, in 1901
  • Allfonso Pasquale, aged 28, who immigrated to America from Meliatta, in 1902
  • Alessandro Pasquale, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Volturara, in 1902
  • Alfonso Pasquale, aged 18, who landed in America from Cicciano, in 1905
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pasquale (post 1700) +

  • Joseph de Pasquale (1919-2015), American violist
  • Steven Pasquale (b. 1976), American actor
  • Luigi De Pasquale, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1920; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1928 [3]
  • Giovanni Pasquale (b. 1982), Italian football player
  • Joseph Ellis "Joe" Pasquale (b. 1961), English comedian
  • Eli Pasquale (b. 1960), former Canadian basketball player
  • Daryle Pasquale Lamonica (1941-2022), American football quarterback who played in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL) for 12 season
  • Felice Pasquale Baciocchi, Prince de Piombino, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Tommaso Pasquale Gizzi (1787-1849), Italian prelate, Cardinal Secretary of State (1846 - 1847)
  • Pasquale Isidoro Simonelli (1878-1960), Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy, an Italian-American banker and patron of the arts

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from
  4. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Felice Baciocchi. Retrieved from on Facebook