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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."

Stacey Early Origins



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

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Stacey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Stacey Early History


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Stacey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stacey research. Another 386 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1200, 1639, and 1702 are included under the topic Early Stacey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stacey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stacey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stacey 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



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
  • Hugh Stacey settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Simon and Thomas Stacey settled in Boston in 1630
  • Sarah Stacey, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Eliz Stacey, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (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

Stacey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Stacey, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806

Stacey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Maria Stacey arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Fanny Stacey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Thomas Smyth Stacey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • Thomas Sheppard Stacey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • William John Stacey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stacey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Stacey, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Ann Stacey, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • William Stacey, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Anna Stacey, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Sarah Stacey, aged 11, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stacey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stacey (post 1700)



  • Joel Philip "Phil" Stacey (b. 1978), American singer
  • Lionel J. Stacey Jr. (b. 1928), American Republican politician,Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 44th District, 1967-68
  • Lad S. Stacey (b. 1926), American Republican politician,Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 44th District, 1979-90
  • Kent Stacey, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1968
  • Joe D. Stacey, American politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1972-75
  • James A. Stacey (b. 1872), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1915; Member of Vermont State Senate from Windsor County, 1923
  • J. N. Stacey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1948
  • Frank Stacey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972
  • Estelle Stacey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960
  • Donald Stacey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stacey Historic Events


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Stacey Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Mary Agnes  Stacey (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Frederick Charles  Stacey (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Edward  Stacey, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Thomas Edward  Stacey (1893-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Lawrence  Stacey (1898-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (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

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Joseph Nelson Stacey, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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?.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
  9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Stacey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stacey 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 23 November 2016 at 01:06.

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