Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Pasca f. Latin pascha from Hebrew פסח '(feast of) Passover' via Greek πάσχα.

The Jewish Passover holiday often coincided with the Christian Easter holiday; this name was given to children born or christened on or near that holiday. In England, the name was most common in Cornwall and Devon, and the -es forms are influenced by French Pasques. See also Pascale.

Early Modern English
1560 Paskes COmar-vol5 p. 1; 1561 Pasces ibid. p. 2; 1562 Pasces ibid. p. 2; 1565 Paskes ibid. p. 3; 1573 Paskes ibid. p. 4; 1581 Paskes ibid. p. 6
1273 Pascha (nom) RegToul-13thC p. 27
1179 Pascota (abl) clairvaux-12thc 176
Middle French
1562 Pasquette RegPCC-1 p. 8; 1564 Paquette ibid. p. 57, Pasquette ibid. p. 88; 1565 Pasquette ibid. p. 145
1265x1339 Pasqua (nom) BBC-Berg 347; 1348 Pasqua (nom) INP 35, Pasque (dat) ibid. 35; 1522x1532 Pasca (nom) DSF p. 51, 18
Cite as: G. Grim, S.L. Uckelman. "Pasca". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Pasca.