Stacey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Strongbownian invaders added their Norman conventions for surnames to the previously established Irish system for hereditary surnames. One of the most frequent forms of surnames for both cultures was the patronymic surname, which was formed from the name of the bearer's father or grandfather. The Norman tradition that the followers of Strongbow brought with them created such a surname through diminutive suffixes such as "-ot," "-et," "-un," "-in," or "-el." Occasionally, two suffixes were combined to form a double diminutive, as in the combinations of "-el-in," "-el-ot," "-in-ot," and "-et-in." The Normans also formed patronymic surnames in a manner very similar to the Irish: they added a prefix to their father's name. These Anglo-Norman people, however, used the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word "fils," and ultimately from the Latin " filius," which both mean "son." Although this prefix probably originated in Flanders or Normandy, it can now only be found in Ireland. The surname Stacey is derived from the personal name Eustace. This name is derived from the Latin name "Eustacius," which in turn is derived from the distinct Greek names "Eustakhios," which means "fruitful," and "Eustathios," which means "orderly."

Early Origins of the Stacey family

The surname Stacey was first found in County Meath, Wicklow and Wexford. They were Barons of Meath and later became the Viscounts Baltinglass.

Early History of the Stacey family

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Stacey Spelling Variations

Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name Stacey included: FitzEustace, Eustace, Eustice, Eustis, Stacy, Stacey, Stasey, Stacie, Stacie, Staicey, Staycey and many more.

Early Notables of the Stacey family (pre 1700)

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United States Stacey migration to the United States +

In the mid-19th century, Ireland experienced one of the worst periods in its entire history. During this decade in order to ease the pressure of the soil, which was actually depleted by the effects of the previous years' grain crops, landowners forced tenant farmers and peasants onto tiny plots of land that barely provided the basic sustenance a family required. Conditions were worsened, though, by the population of the country, which was growing fast to roughly eight million. So when the Great Potato Famine of the mid-1840s hit, starvation and diseases decimated the population. Thousands of Irish families left the country for British North America and the United States. The new immigrants were often accommodated either in the opening western frontiers or as cheap unskilled labor in the established centers. In early passenger and immigration lists there are many immigrants bearing the name Stacey:

Stacey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Stacey, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621 [1]
  • Hugh Stacey, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Simon and Thomas Stacey, who settled in Boston in 1630
  • Sarah Stacey, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [1]
  • Eliz Stacey, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Stacey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Stacey, who landed in North Carolina in 1763 [1]
Stacey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Stacey, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]

Australia Stacey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stacey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Stacey, English convict who was convicted in London, England for life, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 16th January 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. James Stacey, British convict who was convicted in Berkshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Maria Stacey, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [4]
  • Fanny Stacey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [5]
  • Thomas Smyth Stacey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Stacey migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stacey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Stacey, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Ann Stacey, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • William Stacey, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Anna Stacey, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Sarah Stacey, aged 11, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Stacey (post 1700) +

  • William E. Stacey, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1898, 1900 [7]
  • Roscoe C. Stacey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1960 (member, Credentials Committee) [7]
  • Michael L. Stacey (1922-2013), American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 16th District, 1966, 1968; Candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1974; Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1977-85 [7]
  • Lionel J. Stacey Jr. (b. 1928), American Republican politician,Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 44th District, 1967-68 [7]
  • Lad S. Stacey (b. 1926), American Republican politician,Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 44th District, 1979-90 [7]
  • Kent Stacey, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1968 [7]
  • Joe D. Stacey, American politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1972-75 [7]
  • James A. Stacey (b. 1872), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1915; Member of Vermont State Senate from Windsor County, 1923 [7]
  • J. N. Stacey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1948 [7]
  • Frank Stacey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972 [7]
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Mary Agnes  Stacey (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • Mr. Frederick Charles  Stacey (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • Mr. Edward  Stacey, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • Mr. Thomas Edward  Stacey (1893-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • Mr. Lawrence  Stacey (1898-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Ernest Stacey, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [9]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Joseph Nelson Stacey, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]


The Stacey Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cur me persequeris?
Motto Translation: Why persecutest thou me?.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1831
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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