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The ancient Dalriadan people were the ancestors of the first to use the name Gracie. It was a name for 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.

Gracie Early Origins



The surname Gracie 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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Gracie Spelling Variations


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Gracie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Gracie has been spelled Gracie, Gracey, Grassy, Greacey and others.

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Gracie Early History


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Gracie Early History



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

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Gracie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gracie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gracie In Ireland


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Gracie In Ireland



Some of the Gracie 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gracie were among those contributors:

Gracie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Gracie, who landed in America in 1800
  • A. Gracie settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1821
  • Wm. Gracie settled in New York in 1821
  • William Gracie, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • Michael Gracie, who arrived in Arkansas in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gracie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Gracie arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Scottish Prince" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gracie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gracie (post 1700)



  • Archibald Gracie III (1832-1864), United States Army officer, businessman, Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War who died during the Siege of Petersburg
  • Archibald Gracie (1755-1829), Scottish-born shipping magnate and early American businessman and merchant
  • Charlie Gracie (b. 1936), American rock pioneer and singer
  • Thomas "Tom" Gracie (1889-1915), Scottish professional footballer
  • Hélio Gracie (1913-2009), Brazilian martial artist, co-founder of the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu
  • Carlos Gracie Jr. (b. 1956), known as "Carlinhos", founder of the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Carlos Gracie (1902-1994), co-founder of the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu
  • John Gracie, Canadian folk music artist
  • Robert Joseph Gracie (1910-1963), Canadian professional ice hockey centreman
  • Cesar Gracie, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gracie Historic Events


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Gracie Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Philip De Gracie (1919-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from North Perth, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Colonel Archibald Gracie IV (1859-1912), aged 53, American First Class passenger,writer, amateur historian, real estate investor from Washington, D. C. who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat B, the last survivor to leave the ship

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Gracie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gracie 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 25 November 2016 at 08:04.

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