This is a site on the history of the Noble House of Pasco. The Family name 'Pasco' is a Cornish form of the name Pascal that derives from the Latin paschalis or pashalis, which means "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha ("Easter"). Pascal was introduced into England, as a personal and family name, by the Norman knights after the Conquest started in 1066. Alternative spellings are: Pascoe, Pascow, Pascho.
Pasco is found as surname in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and France. Pasco is also a rare Italian surname found in Northern Italy: Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and Tuscany. Both the Italian and the English surnames share the same Latin root and derive from Latin word Pascha.
The first ever pasco know to history is Sir Welter Pasco. Welter changed his name from Pascal to Pasco after his father disowned him, for a reason which is unknown to histroy. His decendents became known as the Noble House of Pasco after there loyalty and service to the Crown of England. Most of the Titles held by Pascos were taken off them because of events in British history such as the English Civil War and William the Orange takeover of the Crown. The family name Pasco is now sperad all over the world and has done quite well to surive 1000 years in Europeen history.