An English, German and Italian surname, Pace comes from the Latin term ‘pax’ and ‘pacis’ and referred to peacemakers. The spelling variations for Pace include Pax, Pacius, Pacinus, Pascal and Pasquale. In Italy the Pace surname is very popular from northern regions to the southern end. The most populations are in Pratola Peligna in L’Aquila, Abruzzo in central Italy. Many individuals with the Pace family name reside on the islands of Malta and Sicily. In England many with the Pace surname are in Warwickshire and Yorkshire. Other regions include Durham, Staffordshire and the city of London. In Scotland the counties with the most Pace families are Angus, Midlothian and East Lothian. Within the United States the Pace family name originated in New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Alabama. Famous: Lee Pace (actor), Calvin Pace (professional football player), Homer St. Clair Pace (founder of Pace University in New York), Rita Pace (singer from Malta), Claudette Pace (songwriter from Malta), Norman Pace (English actor and comic), James and David Pace (co-inventors of Pace Picante sauce) and Orlando Pace (professional football player).