De courcey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The De courcey surname is derived from the place named Courcy in Normandy, France.

Early Origins of the De courcey family

The surname De courcey was first found in Stoke County, Somerset, one of the baronies received by Richard de Courcy, who accompanied William, Duke of Normandy, on his conquest of England, and was present at the decisive battle of Hastings, 14 Oct. 1066. He was also given the lordships of Newentam, Seckenden, and Foxcote, in Oxfordshire. There is a record of Richard de Curci in the Domesday Book of 1086, in Oxfordshire. William de Curcy, also a landowner listed in the Domesday book married King William I's daughter Emma.

Important Dates for the De courcey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De courcey research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De courcey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

De courcey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Courcy, Courcey, Courcie, Curcy, Cursie, Curcie, DeCourcy, De Courcy and many more.

Early Notables of the De courcey family (pre 1700)

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De courcey migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De courcey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William De Courcey, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Advance" from Cristobal [1]
  • William De Courcey, aged 34, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Advance" from Cristobal, C. Z. [2]
  • Hugh DeCourcey, aged 33, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [3]

De courcey migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

De courcey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Eliza Decourcey, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

Contemporary Notables of the name De courcey (post 1700)

  • Roger DeCourcey (b. 1944), British ventriloquist and agent, best known for performing with Nookie Bear, originally called "Bollocks the Bear," agent for the keyboardist Rick Wakeman

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QC-L3N : 6 December 2014), William De Courcey, 18 Jan 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Advance, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QJ-HZ4 : 6 December 2014), William De Courcey, 15 Feb 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C. Z., arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Advance, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WL-BN1 : 6 December 2014), Hugh DeCourcey, 19 Aug 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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