de Pascale vs de Pasquale

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de Pascale vs de Pasquale

Postby oilman19 » 21 Mar 2011, 19:39

Recently, I have been viewing documents that have changed the original (I think) surname from de Pascale to de Pasquale.
I have to admit that I have never encountered a de Pascale in U.S. but find de Pasquale (or similar) fairly common.

Do you think the c got changed to qu due to the sound from the person who most likely did not read or write?

Was qu very common in original Italian names?

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Re: de Pascale vs de Pasquale

Postby Incipit » 23 Mar 2011, 17:04

De Pascale is not diffused as De Pasquale, but the two surnames, are widely present in the same areas of Italy.
The origin of the surname is the male name Pasquale/Pascale.
The name is linked to the adjective pasquale [Easter-paschal]

Paschale/Pascale is the most ancient form, more directely linked to the latin form:
pesach [hebrew] >
pàscha [greek] >
pascha(m) [latin] >
pasqua [italian]

There is also a female version of the name, which is Pascha/Pasca/Pasqua, more frequently used in the first decades of the XIXth Century, and now almost unused.
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Re: de Pascale vs de Pasquale

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Mar 2011, 17:15

Hi Jim,

De Pasquale is found throughout Campania, and specifically in Caserta.
You will also find Di Pasquale, Di Pasqua, and Pasquale.
Was qu very common in original Italian names?


Here are a few...
Pasquariello
Cerqua
Quaglia
Piacquadio
Bevilacqua
Quaglia
Quaranta
Squarcio
Quarto
Quartuccio
Quatrale
Quarantiello
Acquaro

T.

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Re: de Pascale vs de Pasquale

Postby oilman19 » 23 Mar 2011, 20:22

Thank you for your help.

And, thank you T. for that list of names.

I guess I will assume that the change in spelling of the name in my tree was not intentional.
Jim

Researching surnames Ianniello, Tamburrino, Mattora/Martora/Mattori & Scialla in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania.


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