Early Origins of the De lacy family
Yorkshire, where Ibert de Lacy, son of Walter de Lacy (Lacie) was granted the castle and town of Pontefract and 164 lordships by William the Conqueror. Walter de Lacie was one of the commanders that William the Conqueror "sent to Wales to subjugate the principality; and being victorious, he acquired large possessions there, in addition to those already obtained, as his portion of the spoil of Hastings. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Roger de Laci who also accompanied the Conqueror was rewarded with the tenure in capite of 116 lordships. It is presumed that the two were related but the relationship is unknown. CITATION[CLOSE]
Rishton in Yorkshire was the place where a manor was held by Edmund de Lacye, who died 42nd Henry III. CITATION[CLOSE]
There were at least two listings of the name in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379: Robertus Lascey; and Isabella Lassy. CITATION[CLOSE]
Stanlow-House in the union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Wirrall in Cheshire was an ancient family seat to one branch of the family. "An abbey of Cistercian monks was founded here in 1178, by John Lacy, constable of Chester; but on account of the inundations of the Mersey in 1296, it was removed to Whalley, in Lancashire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the De lacy family
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De lacy Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Lacey, Lacy, Lassey, Lassy, de Lacey, de Lacy and others.
Early Notables of the De lacy family (pre 1700)
Edward I defeated William Wallace's Scottish army. Henry was a close counsellor of...
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Migration of the De lacy family to Ireland
Some of the De lacy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the De lacy family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name De lacy or a variant listed above:
De lacy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name De lacy (post 1700)
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