St. Pascoe?

Pascoe, Pask, Paskey, Pascha, Pascal, and Pash were once popular English names. They all denoted a child born at Easter, aka the Pasch or Passover.

It was also common to name girls “Easter.”

Of course there was Tiffany (Theophany), Epiphania, and Epiphany, as well as Ephin and Effam.

Pentecost was also a name for both boys and girls, and Noel and Nowell lasted a good long time.

Yes, I am really enjoying Curiosities of Protestant Nomenclature. An excellent namebook that covers late medieval and early modern naming practices of all sorts of groups in England, as well as some notes on American names.

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2 responses to “St. Pascoe?

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds

    Thanks for this! I take it you mean Charles Wareing Endell Bardley’s book – an author (so far as I recall) hitherto unknown to me, but, the Internet Archive reveals, responsible for more than one interesting-looking book.

  2. David Llewellyn Dodds

    Bardsley! (Is mistypist a word…?)

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