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The Irish name Dacy is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic name Déiseach, which is thought to have originally been a nickname for a member of the vassal community ( feudal servants) called the Déis, a word of uncertain origin. There was also a Decies barony in County Waterford, and in some cases, this name likely originated with a native of that barony.

Dacy Early Origins



The surname Dacy was first found in counties Cork and Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht. It is thought that immigrants from Waterford took on this name after they arrived in their new homelands. First recorded instance of the name appears to be a bearer of Dacy, who was a Drogheda juror in Cork as early as 1313. There is a legend in Cork that all the Deasys of the county are ancestors of a child who was rescued from a massacre in the barony of Decies in about 1620. It is claimed that he was then protected by the O'Donovans of the Island, and went on to have seven sons.

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Dacy Spelling Variations


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Dacy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Deasy, Deacy, Dacy, Dacey, Dease, Daase, Dece and others.

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Dacy Early History


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Dacy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dacy research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1568, 1622, 1652, 1659, 1750, 1774, 1793, 1798, 1812, 1819, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Dacy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dacy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dacy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dacy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Deasy, who arrived at St. John, New Brunswick in 1834; Martin Deasy, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1835; Michael Deasy, who died on route to Quebec or at Grosse Isle in 1847.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dacy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dacy (post 1700)



  • Scott Constantine "S.C." Dacy, American actor, writer, producer, and publicist who co-founded Adventuress Productions in 1989, known for for his work on Crosscurrent, Saturn Awards and Murder by Decree (1979)
  • George L. Dacy, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1890

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Citations



    Other References

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    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Dacy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dacy 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 12 November 2015 at 11:15.

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