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Where did the English Searcy family come from? What is the English Searcy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Searcy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Searcy family history?

The name Searcy was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Searcy family lived in Essex. Their name, however, is a reference to St. Saire, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Searcy have been found, including Sayer, Sayers, Sayres and others.

First found in Essex where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Searcy research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1655, 1718, 1695, 1705 and are included under the topic Early Searcy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 65 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Searcy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Searcy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Searcy were among those contributors:

Searcy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Annie R. Searcy, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1895

Searcy Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • J.B. Searcy, aged 64, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Mrs.J.B. Searcy, aged 65, who landed in America, in 1905
  • William Searcy, who settled in America from U, in 1906
  • Daniel Searcy, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Drake Searcy, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1917


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  • Robert Benjamin "R.B." Searcy (1901-1967), American politician, Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama from 1952 to 1964
  • Nick Searcy (b. 1959), American actor, best known for his role as Chief Deputy United States Marshal Art Mullen on FX's Justified
  • Peter Searcy, American musician from Louisville, Kentucky
  • Leon Searcy (b. 1969), American football coach and former NFL football player
  • William Steven Searcy (b. 1964), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Dr. J. T. Searcy, American first superintendant of what became the eponymous Searcy Hospital, Mount Vernon, Alabama
  • Robert J. Searcy (1921-2009), African-American member of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Nelson Searcy (b. 1971), American evangelical minister and author
  • Brigadier-General Cyrus Higginson Searcy (1895-1963), American Chief of Staff, VIII Corps (1943-1945)
  • George Henry Graff Searcy (1855-1927), Australian cricket Test match umpire from Adelaide


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  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Searcy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Searcy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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