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The name Pass was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pass family lived in Essex. The name, however, is a reference to Pasci, in Eure, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Pass Early Origins



The surname Pass was first found in Essex but the family were originally from Pasci in Eure, Normandy and were granted lands in Essex by Henry, Duke of Normandy through Robert, Earl of Leicester, at Much and Great Baddow. While the surname was firmly established in this are for many years, searching various rolls for the surname revealed a John Pascal in the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire in 1221, and a William Pascale in 1275 in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire.

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Pass Spelling Variations


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Pass Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Pass have been found, including Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

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Pass Early History


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Pass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pass research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pass Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pass 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pass were among those contributors:

Pass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pass, who landed in Virginia in 1700

Pass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Christ Pass, aged 50, arrived in America in 1842
  • Nathaniel Pass, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Franz Anton Pass, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Rachel Pass, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1862

Pass Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Pass arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

Pass Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Pass, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Edmund Pass, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. 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.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Pass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pass 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 25 June 2014 at 14:30.

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