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The oldest instances of the Treacy surname in Ireland come from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Treasaigh, or "descendant of Treasach," a personal name meaning "warlike," "fierce." However, many of the surname Treacy come from Anglo-Norman roots, from the large category of Anglo-Norman habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Treacy Early Origins



The surname Treacy was first found in Devon, where they were Lords of Barnstaple, descended from a famous Norman family from Tracy near Vire in Carne in Normandy. William Tracey was a natural son of Henry I, and his descendant, Henry Tracey received from King Stephen the Barony of Barnstaple. His descendant, William Tracy, in 1170, was one of the murderers of Thomas A Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Treacy Spelling Variations


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Treacy Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a single person often had their name recorded by church officials and scribes many different ways. Names were typically spelt as they sounded, which resulted in many different spelling variations. The many versions of the name Treacy to have been recorded over the years include: Tracey, Tracy, Treacy, Trassey, Trasey, O'Tracy, O'Trasey, Tracye and many more.

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Treacy Early History


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Treacy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Treacy research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1643, and 1648 are included under the topic Early Treacy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Treacy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Treacy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Treacy 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



Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Treacy:

Treacy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Treacy, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844
  • John Treacy, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Bridget Treacy, who came to Cincinnati in 1854
  • Henry Treacy, who was on record in New York in 1854

Treacy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Treacy, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • William Treacy, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851

Treacy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Treacy, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Ann Treacy, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • C. Treacy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Michael Treacy, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Bridget Treacy, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Treacy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Treacy (post 1700)



  • John Patrick Treacy (1891-1964), American Roman Catholic bishop
  • Emerson Treacy (1900-1967), American film, Broadway and radio actor
  • Raymond Christopher Patrick Treacy (1946-2015), Irish professional footballer
  • Brother Patrick Ambrose Treacy (1834-1912), Irish Roman Catholic educationist, who worked in Australia with the Christian Brothers
  • Noel Treacy (b. 1951), Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Seán Treacy (b. 1923), Irish politician, who was Ceann Comhairle (speaker) of Dáil Éireann (1973-1977 and 1987-1997)
  • Bishop Eric Treacy MBE (1907-1978), English railway photographer and Anglican Bishop

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. 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).
    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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Treacy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Treacy 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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