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Gaelic is at the heart of all the Irish surnames that can be found throughout the world today. The original Gaelic form of the name Dacey is "O'Dorchaidhe," from the word "dorcha," which means "dark." Alternatively, some branches of the family may be descended from Norman stock; the name is also derived from "Arcy," the name of a place in La Manche, Normandy. In this case, the surname would refer to "one from Arcy."

Dacey Early Origins



The surname Dacey was first found in 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.

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Dacey Spelling Variations


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Dacey Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Dacey family name include Dorcey, Dorcy, Dorsey, Darcey, D'Arcy, O'Dorcey, MacDarcy, Darsy and many more.

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Dacey Early History


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Dacey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dacey research. Another 675 words (48 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1334, 1384, 1725, 1779, 1598, 1668, 1598 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Dacey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dacey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dacey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sir John D'Arcy, chief Governor of Ireland under Kings Edward I, II, III (14th century); Patrick Darcy (1598-1668) a...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dacey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Dacey:

Dacey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Dacey, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Thomas Dacey, who landed in Mississippi in 1856

Dacey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Dacey, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dacey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dacey (post 1700)



  • Austin Dacey (b. 1972), American philosopher, writer, and human rights activist
  • Walter F. Dacey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1928; Candidate for Minnesota State Attorney General, 1930
  • Vincent P. Dacey (b. 1895), American politician, Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932; Candidate in Democratic primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935
  • Scott Dacey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Patrick J. Dacey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Clinton County, 1926
  • Jim Dacey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Clarence J. Dacey (b. 1892), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1929-30; Defeated, 1932; Member of Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1931-32
  • Kristian Dacey (b. 1989), Welsh rugby union player from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • Sebastian Dacey (1982-2010), German artist, winner of the 2010 Villa Romana prize
  • Gavin Dacey (b. 1984), Welsh rugby union player from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  7. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Dacey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dacey 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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