Lucey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Lucey came to England with the ancestors of the Lucey family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lucey family lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066 of England, Luce in Orne in the bailiwick of le Passeis, near Domfront, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Lucey family
The surname Lucey was first found in Norfolk where the first mention of the family of Lucy was made by Henry I of the lordship of Dice therein to Richard de Lucie, governor of Falais who later played a prominent role in the contests of King Stephen's reign. He was more than once Lieutenant of England. 
"In 1165, Richard de Lucy's barony in Passy ([, Normandy]) consisted of 19 fees. He also held 19 in Devon, besides others in Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk and in 1156 in Northumberland. Geoffry de Lucy held on fee in Devon in 1165." 
The Lucys of Charlecote, Warwickshire descend from Sir William de Charlecote who changed his name to Lucy. This latter claim of a name change is of some dispute but what is certain is that this was the same gentleman that Shakespeare apparently lampooned in the 1580s by mocking his name and suggesting his wife was unfaithful. Again, this claim cannot be verified.
Truro in Cornwall was an ancient home to some of the family. "The manor, in 1161, belonged to Richard de Luci, chief justice of England and lord of Truro, who probably built the castle (the site of which is still called Castle Hill), and who invested the inhabitants with numerous privileges, which were confirmed by Reginald Fitz-Henry, Earl of Cornwall, natural son of Henry I." 
Another branch of the family was found at Lessness in Kent. It was here that Richard de Luci (1089-1179) of Richard de Lucy was High Sheriff of Essex and later Chief Justiciar of England (1154-1179.) He also founded "an abbey for Black canons, in honour of St. Mary and St. Thomas the Martyr in 1178." 
Important Dates for the Lucey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lucey research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1592, 1667, 1647, 1658, 1594, 1677, 1660, 1677, 1525, 1551, 1585, 1640, 1614, 1640, 1619, 1677 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Lucey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lucey Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Lucy, Luce, Lucey, Lucie and others.
Early Notables of the Lucey family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Lucy, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1400; Sir Richard Lucy, 1st Baronet (c.1592-1667), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1647 and 1658; William Lucy (1594-1677), an English clergyman, Bishop of St David's (1660-1677); Sir Thomas Lucy (d.1525); and his son, William Lucy (d.1551)...
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Migration of the Lucey family to Ireland
Some of the Lucey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lucey migration to the United States
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lucey or a variant listed above:
Typical Lucey Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Lucey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anthony and John Lucey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838
- Mrs. Lucey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 
- Annie I. Lucey, aged 18, who landed in America from Tyrone, in 1892
- Annie Lucey, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1895
Lucey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bessie Lucey, aged 5, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Abbey Lucey, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Macroom, Ireland, in 1907
- Acheson Lucey, aged 5, who immigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1910
- Catherine Lucey, aged 40, who settled in America from Queenstown, Ireland, in 1912
- Aileen Gordon Lucey, aged 3, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1917
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Lucey migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lucey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Bartholomew Lucey, aged 25 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Henrietta Mary" departing 18th August 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 29th September 1847 but he died on board 
Contemporary Notables of the name Lucey (post 1700)
- David J. Lucey (1915-1997), American football player and coach and a civil servant, Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles (1972 to 1974)
- Harry Lucey (1913-1984), American comic artist best known for his work on the Archie Comics
- Dorothy Lucey (b. 1958), American entertainment reporter
- Joseph Earl "Scootch" Lucey (1897-1980), American Major League Baseball pitcher and shortstop
- Patrick Joseph Lucey (1918-1971), American politician and diplomat, the 38th Governor of Wisconsin (1971 to 1977) and Ambassador to Mexico (1977-1979)
- John Lucey, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1923 
- J. F. Lucey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940 
- Gregory C. Lucey, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954 
- Frank M. Lucey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928 
- Dennis B. Lucey, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Ogdensburg, New York, 1896; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1912, 1912; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, 1916-21 
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Historic Events for the Lucey family
- Mr. Neil Jermiah Lucey, American Seaman First Class from New Jersey, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
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