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The history of the Passey family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They 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.

Passey Early Origins



The surname Passey 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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Passey Spelling Variations


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Passey Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

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Passey Early History


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Passey Early History



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

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Passey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Passey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Passey 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 political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Passey or a variant listed above were:

Passey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Passey, aged 70, who landed in America, in 1896

Passey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Joseph Passey, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Northampton, in 1903
  • Helen Passey, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Reading, in 1906
  • Henry Passey, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Reading, in 1906
  • Emily Passey, aged 54, who settled in America from Reading, in 1906
  • Eva C. Passey, aged 38, who landed in America from Worcester, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Passey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Passey, aged 28, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1915

Passey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Passey, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Sarah Passey, aged 21, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Passey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Passey (post 1700)



  • Peter Passey, English former professional footballer
  • Michael Francis William Passey (b. 1937), English former cricketer

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Passey Historic Events


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Passey Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Aubrey R Passey (b. 1919), English Sick Berth Attendant serving for the Royal Navy from Wantage, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Passey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Passey 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 11 August 2016 at 20:44.

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