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The Trasey surname was originally a habitational name, taken on from a place name in Normandy, possibly from Tracy-Bocage or Tracy-sur-Mer in Calvados. These place names are said to derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Thracius. More specifically, "the Norman thus designated on the Roll [of Battle Abbey], derived his name from the town of Traci, in his native Duchy. His descendants became Lords of Barnstaple in Devon, and enjoyed a high repute in that country." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.


Trasey Early Origins



The surname Trasey was first found in Devon, where they were Lords of Barnstaple. This line was descended from a Norman family from Tracy near Vire in Carne in Normandy. William de Tracy is said to have come to England in 1066, and is mentioned by the poet Wace, in his verse history of Britain, as being at Hastings. Henry de Tracy received a charter for Barnstaple Priory in 1146. Other early mentions of the surname include Henry Traci, listed as a Templar in Oxfordshire in 1139; Henry de Traci listed in 1148 in Winton, Hampshire; and Oliver de Trazi listed in the Pipe Rolls of Devon in 1166. A William de Tracy (d. circa 1189), Lord of the Manor of Toddington, Gloucestershire, was one of the knights who murdered Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket, in 1170. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Trasey Spelling Variations


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Trasey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tracey, Tracy, Trassey, Trasey, Tracye, de Traci and others.

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Trasey Early History


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Trasey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trasey research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1969, 1939, 1593, 1662, 1620, 1640, 1655, 1735, 1648, 1643 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Trasey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trasey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trasey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Tracy, 2nd Viscount Tracy ( c. 1593-1662), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1620 and 1640, he fought for the Royalists in the English Civil War...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trasey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trasey In Ireland


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Trasey In Ireland



Some of the Trasey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trasey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Trasey, who landed in Virginia in 1654

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Trasey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trasey 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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