Last name: Massey
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i am Justin Massey from Florida my Father Michael Massey is from Virginia his Father Tom Massey is from West Virginia thats about all the history i know of for us i know i have alot of Massey's in West Virginia and Virginia some more in Florida but outside that not sure i do know that most of our origins are from either England or France and that the English side at one time moved to Ireland and i am almost positive that thats the side i come from. Edward Massey was the first american settler that i can trace my self back to who came here in the 17th century and lived in Virginia
I am gary massey from belfast in northern ireland, my father tells me our name is french and that most masseys in northern ireland were originally french huguenots, they were protestants who fled france because of persecution. In 1685 Louis XIV of france declared protestantism to be illegal and huguenots either fled or were forced to convert to catholicism many went to other european countries and around 4000 emigrated to the north american colonies especially new york and virginia my own family came to ireland to work in the linen industry along the river lagan
I'm Payton Massey from Virginia! The original spelling was Massie, but when my grandfather joined the military one of the men made him change his name because it sounded "girly". My grandfather was born in Richmond, VA, and moved to Texas. Cool to know! :)
Teresa Macey of IL and Mo. Our Maceys were from Missouri and Nebraska, earlier from England altho my g-father said they were English and "Scotch-Irish."
Hi, I'd like to know how you all pronounce your name? Do you say Massey like mace-y or mass-ey like me?
hello, I am Abdul Massey from Pakistan
Hello! I'm Tia Jones-Massey from London. Apparently my grandad, Henry Massey was born on a boat that deported from the US which was headed over to Scotland so technically my Massey name originates from America. I pronounce it "Mass-ey".
I'm from Roswell NewMexico, so it is quite possible that the Massey name originated from another dimension or planet.
Am I the only one who spells it that way?
My great-grandfather was from New Orleans. The child of a black woman and a French Businessman.
My father was Harvey Raymond Massey..b. 09-1-1911 in Danville, Virginia. The family moved to Chandlersville, Ohio in the early to mid 1920's. His parents were Abe Massey and Cora (Moore) Massey. His siblings were Jefferson Massey, Ira Massey, Ethel Massey and Dorothy Massey. We know nothing about our family history, if anyone has these names in their family please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Smith (Massey)
My father was Paul Massey and my grandfather and great grandfather's names were Pleasant Massey. My great grandfather came from Tennessee and was a preacher and merchant. My father told me that we were Scot-Irish. I haven't researched that far back on my father's side yet so I'm not sure just where else they might have come from. If anyone recognizes either of those names please email me at email@example.com
William J Service, son of Ruth Massey.
The first Massey in the colonies came in 1630 to Salem, Mass. That was 12 or so generations ago. The Masseys are in every state and every province in Canada. The Irish Masseys were planted in Ireland by the Brits in the later 1600's. Originally we were French, then English, mostly in Cheshire in central England and given land for service as archers in William the conquerors army in 1066. While Massey is the anglicized version of old French names it has variant spellings. Not everyone could write in the old days. I wish you all well in your searches. It is an interesting family history and for instance they came to Massechusetts. As religious refugees. They refused to be part of the Church of England and were early baptists. Their marriage was not legal and they faced imprisonment if they stayed. Aren't we lucky they emigrated? By the way, it is a relatively easy family to trace back as it has had some VIP's in the family. And there is lots of research done by others over the years that is available. The Internet as much information on the Massey family as well. firstname.lastname@example.org