Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Ms Karen Macey
A recently started study. I will be looking at Macey/Macy in the South West of England before moving across to London and the rest of the country.
Next stage will be to trace the Macys across the Atlantic in America, where the name is more prominent after Thomas Macy sailed to Massachusetts in the 1600s from Wiltshire.
Finally Macey and Macy in the rest of the world.
I have also started a blog on the Macey/Macy family history
The names Macey and Macy will be researched.
Initial research shows that Macy was used in Parish records in Wiltshire until the 1750s. Then the 'e' was added in. It will be interesting to see if the timing of the 'e' appearence varies across the world. Macy is more prevalent in America than Macey.
This is not a McEy study. This spelling of the name I have come across many times in my lifetime where computer systems assumed any name beginning with Mac must be Scottish.
There is a Macey village in France and it was a region in the north of the country until recently. Huge de Maci is thought to travelled with William for the Battle of Hastings.
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