Maxcy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Maxcy family
The surname Maxcy was first found in Northamptonshire at Maxey, a parish, in the union and soke of Peterborough.  Now part of Cambridgeshire, this ancient Saxon village dates back to c. 963 when it was known as Macuseige and literally meant "island or dry ground in marsh, of a man called Maccus" from the Viking personal name. 
The first record of the family was found here in the original Latin form, Suein de Makesia in the Pipe Rolls of 1185. The next record of the family was found over one hundred years later in Cornwall when Nicholas de Makeseye was mentioned in 1297. 
Maxey Castle was a medieval fortified manor house castle built around the 1370s by William Thorpe near the village of Maxey. Only the remnants of the castle can be seen today.
Early History of the Maxcy family
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Maxcy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Maxey, Maxie, Max, Maxy, Maxse, Maxsey and others.
Early Notables of the Maxcy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maxcy family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..