Last name origins & meanings:
- French and English: from the personal name Pascal, Latin
Paschalis, a derivative of pascha ‘Easter’, via Greek
and Aramaic from Hebrew pesach ‘Passover’. Compare Italian
- possibly also an Americanized form of
Greek Paskhalēs, which has the same origin as 1.
- Blaise Pascal (1623–62), the French philosopher and
mathematician, was born in Clermont-Ferrand, where his father was
president of the tax court.
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