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The name Pacey came to 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.

Pacey Early Origins



The surname Pacey was first found in 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.

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Pacey Spelling Variations


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Pacey 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 Pace, Paice, Pacie, Pacy and others.

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Pacey Early History


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Pacey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pacey research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1482, 1536, 1509, 1516, 1514 and 1523 are included under the topic Early Pacey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pacey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pacey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Pace ( 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...

Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pacey Notables 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



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

  • John Pacey, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Nottingham, in 1892
  • Ino. Pacey, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1894

Pacey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John James Pacey, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Leicester, England, in 1907
  • Annie Emma Pacey, aged 41, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1907
  • Walter George Pacey, aged 19, who landed in America from Bletchley, England, in 1908
  • William James Pacey, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Mabel M. Pacey, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pacey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Pacey, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Pacey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pacey arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brahmin" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pacey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pacey (post 1700)



  • David "Dave" Pacey (1936-2016), English professional footballer
  • Dennis Frank Pacey (1928-2009), English footballer
  • Steven Pacey (b. 1957), English actor from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  • Eric Pacey (b. 1978), retired Canadian professional lacrosse player for the Minnesota Swarm
  • William Cyril Desmond Pacey FRSC (1917-1975), New Zealand-born, Canadian literary critic, recipient of the Lorne Pierce Medal

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Pacey Historic Events


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Pacey Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Reginald Ivan Pacey (d. 1912), aged 17, English Lift Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Pacey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pacey 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.

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