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The surname MacE is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The MacE family lived in Cheshire. Their name, however, is a reference to their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Macey in Manche, Normandy.

MacE Early Origins



The surname MacE was first found in Cheshire, but looking back further, this Norman family originated at Macey in Manche, Normandy and Hamon Massie arrived in England with the Conqueror and was granted the lands of Dunham-Massey in Cheshire. He was a tenant of Lupus, Earl of Chester. By the time of the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, the name was scattered throughout England as seen by the following entries found there: Alan Macey and Henry Macy in Suffolk; Robert de Maysey and William de Macy in Wiltshire; and Walter Masci in Huntingdon. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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MacE Spelling Variations


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MacE Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Macy, Macey and others.

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MacE Early History


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MacE Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacE research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1612, 1706, 1676, 1753, 1700 and 1797 are included under the topic Early MacE History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacE Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacE Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was General Edward Massey who fought with Charles I at Worcester; Thomas Mace (c.1612-1706), an English lutenist, viol player, singer...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacE Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacE In Ireland


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MacE In Ireland



Some of the MacE family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words (7 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name MacE or a variant listed above:

MacE Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Mace, who landed in Virginia in 1633
  • John Mace, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Rowland Mace, who arrived in Maryland in 1641
  • William Mace, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • Ann Mace, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacE Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Mace, who arrived in New England in 1730

MacE Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexandre Constant Macy Mace, aged 34, arrived in Missouri in 1849
  • William Mace, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1886
  • John B Mace, who arrived in Mississippi in 1887

MacE Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Sister Catherine Mace, who arrived in Montreal in 1659

MacE Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Walter MacE landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Amos Mace, aged 36, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Catherine Mace, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Reuben Mace, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Levy Mace, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacE (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacE (post 1700)



  • Nancy Ruth Mace (b. 1977), American businesswoman and the author of "In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel"
  • James E. Mace (1952-2004), American historian and professor
  • Fred Mace (1878-1917), American silent era actor who appeared in 156 films between 1909 and 1916
  • Lennie Mace (b. 1965), American contemporary artist from New York City, predominantly known for his drawings in ballpoint pen
  • Brigadier-General Harold Loring Mace (1907-1946), American Commanding Officer of the 46th Bombardment Group (1943)
  • Paul Mace (1950-1983), American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Wimpy Murgalo in the movie The Lords of Flatbush
  • Myles La Grange Mace (1911-2000), American professor at the Harvard Business School
  • Daniel Mace (1811-1867), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Francis Borden Mace (b. 1920), American movie producer
  • C. Ross Mace, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1896, 1908, 1912 (alternate)
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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MacE Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. 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.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The MacE Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacE 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 11:56.

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