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Meaning and Origin of: Pace

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Born on Easter or Passover
  • French : Born at Easter

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis (see Pascal, Italian Pasquale).
  • nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from Middle English pace, pece ‘peace’, ‘concord’, ‘amity’ (via Anglo-Norman French from Latin pax, genitive pacis).
  • Italian : from the medieval personal name Pace, used for both men and women, from the word pace ‘peace’ (see 1).