Origins Available: English, Italian
England with the ancestors of the Pacey family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pacey family lived in Cheshire. The name, however, is a reference to Pacy Sur Eure, in Evreux, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Pacey family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times. This surname is so old that they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Pacey family
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Pacey Spelling Variations
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 Pace, Paice, Pacie, Pacy and others.
Early Notables of the Pacey family (pre 1700)
(c. 1482-1536), an English diplomat of the Tudor period. In 1509, he accompanied Cardinal Christopher Bainbridge, Archbishop of York, to Rome and remained with him until the cardinal's death by poisoning. He was instrumental in bringing the murderer to justice. He...
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Migration of the Pacey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Pacey or a variant listed above:
Pacey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Pacey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Pacey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Pacey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Pacey (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Pacey family
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