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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.

Pasquale Early Origins



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

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Pasquale Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pasquale Early History


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Pasquale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pasquale research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1509, 1525, 1614, 1691, 1500 and 1551 are included under the topic Early Pasquale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pasquale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pasquale Early Notables (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...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pasquale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, arrived in New York in 1867
  • Felix Pasquale, who landed in Mississippi in 1882
  • Adelaide Nicaros Pasquale, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1899
  • Alberto Domenico Pasquale, aged 17, who emigrated 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 emigrated to America from Meliatta, in 1902
  • Alessandro Pasquale, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Volturara, in 1902
  • Alfonso Pasquale, aged 18, who landed in America from Cicciano, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pasquale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pasquale (post 1700)



  • Luigi De Pasquale, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1920; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1928
  • Joseph de Pasquale (1919-2015), American violist
  • Steven Pasquale (b. 1976), American actor
  • Giovanni Pasquale (b. 1982), Italian football player
  • Joseph Ellis "Joe" Pasquale (b. 1961), English comedian
  • Eli Pasquale (b. 1960), former Canadian basketball player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pasquale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pasquale Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 11:33.

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