The French name Bucey has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Normandy
, for it was derived from when the Bucey family lived in Normandy, at Bussy-Le-Grand.
Early Origins of the Bucey family
The surname Bucey was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bucey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bucey research.Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1180, 1174, 1228, 1370, 1670, 1549, 1579, 1618, 1693, 1794 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Bucey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bucey Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Bucey, including Bussy, Bussie, Bussies, le Bussy, de Bussy, Bussi, Boussy, Boussie, Boussies, Boussi, de Boussi, Bousset, Boussey, de Boussey, Boucey, de Boucey, Bousser, Bussey, Busser, Bucy, Bushee and many more.
Early Notables of the Bucey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bucey family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Bucey has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bucey were
Bucey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Paul Bucey, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Bucey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. Wm. Bucey, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Bermudian" from Hamilton, Bermuda CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9C-Y66 : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Wm. Bucey, 09 Dec 1909; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Bermudian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Katie Bucey, aged 19, originally from Ballynafad, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VJ-5MW : 6 December 2014), Katie Bucey, 27 May 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Albert Frances Bucey, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNG5-JXM : 6 December 2014), Albert Frances Bucey, 31 Mar 1922; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Bucey (post 1700)
- Captain Joseph Bucey, Canadian captain of the BC Express, a stern wheel paddle steamer that operated on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada, from 1912 to 1919