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The name Facey reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Facey family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Facey family lived in Northampton. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Vassy, Normandy. One of the first records of the name was Robertus Invesiatus, Lascivus which appeared in the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
in Essex [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
. Other records show the name was originally De Vesci, which was a baronial name, a branch of the De Burgh family.

Facey Early Origins



The surname Facey was first found in Northampton where Robert de Vassy (Veci) and his brother Ivo were granted nineteen Lordships in that county and overlapping into Warwick, Lincoln, and Leicester, by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Ivo (John) won the hand of Alda, daughter of Gilbert, Lord of Alnwick in Northumberland and the family claim considerable prominence as the Lords of Vesey from which Lords Fitzgerald and Vesei claim descent.

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Facey Spelling Variations


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Facey Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Facey include Feasey, Feasy, Fessey, Fassey, Fessys, Fressis, Veasey, Vassey, Vassy, Vesci, Vezey, Vezay, Vesey, Vessey and many more.

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Facey Early History


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Facey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Facey research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1313, 1500, 1589, 1661, 1462, 1554, 1674 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Facey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Facey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Facey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Facey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Facey In Ireland


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Facey In Ireland



Some of the Facey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Faceys to arrive on North American shores:

Facey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. J. Facey, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • George S. Facey, aged 59, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Facey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Isabelle Facey, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from Kingston, in 1905
  • Mr. Facey, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Canterbury, in 1906
  • Frank Facey, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Stoke, England, in 1906
  • Annie Facey, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Favistock, England, in 1909
  • William Hy. Facey, aged 28, who landed in America from Favistock, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Facey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Facey, aged 27, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1906
  • Bessie Facey, aged 23, who settled in Newfoundland, in 1908
  • Robert Facey, aged 59, who emigrated to Trinity, Newfoundland in 1908
  • Carolina Facey, aged 66, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1913
  • Silas Facey, aged 53, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Facey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Facey, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Facey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Facey (post 1700)



  • Ferdinand A. "Fred" Facey (1930-2003), American radio and television announcer
  • Tom Facey, American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State Senate 48th District; Elected 2010
  • J. Frank Facey (1863-1943), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932
  • Danny Facey, Grenadian international footballer
  • Simone Facey (b. 1985), British-born, Jamaican gold and silver medalist sprinter
  • Albert Barnett "Bert" Facey (1894-1982), Australian writer, best known for his autobiography, A Fortunate Life which was made into a four part television movie in 1985
  • Delroy Michael Facey (b. 1980), British-born, Grenadian professional footballer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sub hoc signo vinces
Motto Translation: Under this sign we shall conquer.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Facey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Facey 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 16 March 2016 at 13:30.

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