Peschel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Peschel comes from the Dauphiné region in the French Alps. The surname Peschel is a patronymic surname, a type of hereditary surname, and is derived from the personal name Pascal, a baptismal name. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. The given name Pascal is derived from the Latin name Pascha, which meant Easter and is in turn derived from the Hebraic name Pesach, which is the Hebrew name for the Passover. There were two saints named Pascal.

Early Origins of the Peschel family

The surname Peschel was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this distinguished family held a family seat as an aristocratic family in the seigneurie of Mérins. They later intermarried with the distinguished families of Colombier and Satolas.

Important Dates for the Peschel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peschel research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1623, 1662, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Peschel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peschel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pascal, Pascall, Pascalle, Pascalls, Pascalis, Pasca, Pascail, Pascau, Pascaud, Paschal, Paschel, Pascual, Pasqual, Pascault, Pascol, Pascoll, Pasquel, Paskell, Peschall, De Pascal, de Pascal, Depascal, De Paschall, Depaschall, Pescal and many more.

Early Notables of the Peschel family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peschel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Peschel family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Pascal arrived in Quebec from Franche-Comté in 1734; Thomas Paschall arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 with his wife Joanna and children, Thomas, William, and Mary.

Contemporary Notables of the name Peschel (post 1700)

  • Kyle "Pezman" Peschel (b. 1979), American video game producer, director and editor
  • Keewaydinoquay Pakawakuk Peschel, American scholar, ethnobotanist, herbalist, medicine woman, teacher and author
  • Uwe Peschel (b. 1968), German professional road bicycle racer
  • Rudolf Peschel (1894-1944), German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Peter Peschel (b. 1972), retired German football player
  • Oscar Ferdinand Peschel (1826-1875), German geographer and anthropologist
  • Henna Peschel (b. 1967), German film director, screenwriter, cameraman and producer
  • Falko Peschel (b. 1965), German pedagogue and proponent of open learning

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