Ducy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ducy family

The surname Ducy was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire and held a family seat at Wittenhall.

Early History of the Ducy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ducy research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1661, 1510, 1600, 1096, 1504, 1455, 1487, 1575, 1634, 1631 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Ducy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ducy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducie, Ducy, Ducey, Deucy, Deuce, Duce, Douce, Douse, Dousy, Doucet and many more.

Early Notables of the Ducy family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ducy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Ducy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ducy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Margaret Ducy, (b. 1855), aged 23, Irish general servant from Queens Co departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878


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