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Gracey comes from the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was a name for a person who worked as a shoemaker. The Scottish surname is derived from the Gaelic word greusaich or griasaich, which originally meant a decorator or embroiderer but later came to mean a shoemaker.

Gracey Early Origins



The surname Gracey was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gracey Spelling Variations


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Gracey Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Gracey has appeared as Gracie, Gracey, Grassy, Greacey and others.

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Gracey Early History


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Gracey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gracey research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1639, and 1651 are included under the topic Early Gracey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gracey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gracey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gracey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gracey In Ireland


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Gracey In Ireland



Some of the Gracey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 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



Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gracey or a variant listed above:

Gracey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Gracey settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
  • Joseph Gracey, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772

Gracey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Gracey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • William Gracey, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Gracey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1857
  • Joseph A Gracey, who arrived in Texas in 1892

Gracey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Gracey, aged 52, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Harmony" in 1838
  • Mary Gracey, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Harmony" in 1838
  • T Gracey, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gracey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gracey (post 1700)



  • Dr Clayton Gracey, American inventor of the Gracey curette, used in the periodontal care of human teeth in the 1940s
  • Chad Gracey (b. 1971), American drummer for the bands Live and The Gracious Few
  • Yale Gracey (1910-1983), Disney Imagineer, writer, and layout artist artist for Pinocchio; he also designed some of the special effects for the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion attractions at Disneyland
  • James Steele Gracey (b. 1927), retired United States Coast Guard admiral, 17th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1982 to 1986
  • William M. Gracey, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Wellsburg, West Virginia, 1933-34 (acting, 1933-34)
  • Wilbur Tirrell Gracey (1877-1945), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Foochow, 1899-1902; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Foochow, 1902-04, 1905; Nanking, 1904-05; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, 1905-06
  • Spencer P. Gracey, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Fuchau, 1898; U.S. Consular Marshal in Fuchau, 1898
  • Samuel Levis Gracey (1835-1911), American politician, U.S. Consul in Foochow, 1890-93, 1897-1911
  • Lewis A. Gracey, American politician, Mayor of Penn Yan, New York, 1953
  • Adolph Gracey, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gracey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gracey 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.

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