First name origins & meanings:
- English: Born on Easter or Passover
- French: Born at Easter
First name variations: Paice, Payce, Pacey, Paschal, Pasqual, Pasquale, Pascali, Pascha, Pascal
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal
name Paschalis (see Pascal, Italian Pasquale).
- nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from
Middle English pace, pece ‘peace’, ‘concord’, ‘amity’
(via Anglo-Norman French from Latin pax, genitive
- Italian: from the medieval personal
name Pace, used for both men and women, from the word
pace ‘peace’ (see 1).
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