E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Paternoster Row (London)
was so named from the rosary or paternoster makers. We read of one Robert Nikke, a paternoster maker and citizen, in the reign of Henry IV. Some say it was so called because funeral processions on their way to St. Pauls began their pater noster at the beginning of the Row, and went on repeating it till they reached the church-gate.