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Where did the English Lucy family come from? What is the English Lucy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lucy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lucy family history?

Lucy is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lucy 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.

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Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Lucy, Luce, Lucey, Lucie and others.

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. [1] 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lucy research. Another 179 words (13 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 Lucy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 205 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lucy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Lucy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Lucy or a variant listed above:

Lucy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Lucy settled in Virginia in 1653 along with Margaret
  • Joane Lucy, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Lucy, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Wm Lucy, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Tho Lucy, who landed in Virginia in 1660


Lucy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Robt Lucy, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • John Lucy, who landed in New England in 1750
  • William Lucy, who landed in America in 1793

Lucy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Dennis Lucy, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Lucy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Erick Lucy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Lucy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Jeremiah Lucy, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork

Lucy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Hannah Lucy, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Hannah Lucy, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Abigail Lucy, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • Agnes Lucy, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
  • Harriett Lucy, aged 28, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

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  • William Lucy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2000
  • John D. Lucy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1908
  • Irene M. Lucy, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Conway, 1956
  • Henry M. Lucy, American politician, Village President of Allen Park, Michigan, 1951-53
  • Dennis B. Lucy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1898
  • Gary Edward Lucy (b. 1981), English television actor and model
  • Charles Lucy (1814-1873), English historical painter
  • Sir Henry William Lucy (1845-1924), English journalist
  • Judith Mary Lucy (b. 1968), Australian comedian
  • Jeffrey John Lucy AO (b. 1946), former Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Lucy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lucy 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 15 January 2016 at 09:41.

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