from ppl. stem of Latin pernoctāre, from per- + nox, noctem night
1623 - The English Dictionarie, or an Interpreter of hard English Words, Henry Cockeram;
"Pernoctate, to tarry all night"
From: The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria
By George Dennis
Volume I, 1848
Chapter XXII. Musignano.