An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2015
Where did the English De lacy family come from? What is the English De lacy family crest and coat of arms? When did the De lacy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the De lacy family history?The surname De lacy comes from the place name Lassy, in Normandy.
A multitude of 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.
First found in Yorkshire, where Ibert de Lacy was granted the castle and town of Pontefract by William the Conqueror. There were at least two listings of the name in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379: Robertus Lascey; and Isabella Lassy. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De lacy research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1172, 1185, 1st , 1215, 1298, 1615 and 1681 are included under the topic Early De lacy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 173 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De lacy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
The De lacy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De lacy 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 9 May 2013 at 11:39.