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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Tesseyman, Tyzemon, Tessington, Tissiman, Tacyman, Theysman, Tossemund, Tsymon, Theisman, Tesmond, Tessamond and many more.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they lands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tacy research. Another 278 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1559, and 1601 are included under the topic Early Tacy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Tacy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tacy Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Jeanne Tacy, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719

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  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Tacy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tacy 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.

This page was last modified on 20 December 2013 at 11:03.

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