Pascal (surname)

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Blaise pascal.jpg
Blaise Pascal, French philosopher
Region of origin France, Italy, Neo-Latin Languages
Word/Name Latin, in turn of Hebrew
Meaning related to Easter
Other names
Variant(s) Paschal, Pasquale, Pasqual, Pascual

Pascal is a French and an Italian surname.[1]

Origin of the surname[edit]

Pascal is a patronymic surname that derives from the personal given name Pascal, from Latin Paschalis.[2] In France Pascal is especially found in the Southern-Eastern area, in Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,[3] while in Italy Pascal is found in Northern-Western area, in Piedmont, Aosta Valley[4][5] and the variant De Pascal in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.[6][7]


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Ana Pascal, the love interest of the main character from the film Stranger than Fiction (2006)
  • Mattia Pascal, the main character in The Late Mattia Pascal, novel by Luigi Pirandello
  • Esmée Pascal, a police officer appearing in the second season of Dexter


See also[edit]