The name Chacy finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a person who dominated as an exceptional huntsman
which was derived from the Old English word chase
which means to hunt. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Chacy family
The surname Chacy was first found in Hampshire
where one of the first records of the family was William Chase who was Mayor of Winchester in 1464. CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Chacy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chacy research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1393 are included under the topic Early Chacy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chacy Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chacy has been recorded under many different variations, including Chase, Chases, Chasey, Chace, Chaces, Chacey, Chaise, Chaises and many more.
Early Notables of the Chacy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chacy family to Ireland
Some of the Chacy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chacy family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chacy or a variant listed above: William Chase, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630; Aquilla Chase and his brother Thomas Chase, both born in Chesham in Buckinghamshire
, between 1580 and 1585, they came to Hampton, then Newburyport, MA in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants.