Normandy. In this case, the surname would refer to "one from Arcy."
Early Origins of the Arcey family
Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Arcey family
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Arcey Spelling Variations
Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Arcey revealed many variations, including Dorcey, Dorcy, Dorsey, Darcey, D'Arcy, O'Dorcey, MacDarcy, Darsy and many more.
Early Notables of the Arcey family (pre 1700)
Ireland under Kings Edward I, II, III (14th century); Patrick Darcy (1598-1668) a...
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Migration of the Arcey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arcey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Arcey Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Un dieu, un roi
Motto Translation: One God, one king.
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