The old Cornish name Pasquill 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."
Early Origins of the Pasquill family
The surname Pasquill 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.
Early History of the Pasquill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pasquill research.Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1662, 1620, 1645, 1660, 1661, 1692, 1713 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Pasquill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pasquill Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pasco, Pascoe, Pascow, Pask, Paske, Pasque and others.
Early Notables of the Pasquill family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Thomas Paske D.D. (died 1662), an English clergyman and academic, Master of Clare College, Cambridge (1620-1645) and (1660-1661.) Thomas Paske of Hadham, apparently a... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pasquill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pasquill family to Ireland
Some of the Pasquill family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pasquill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nathaniell Pascoe, who came to Barbados in 1657; Nathaniel Pask (perhaps the same as the aforementioned), who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1682; Abraham Pascoe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.