Last name: Massey

Recorded in the various spellings of Macy, Massy, Massey, Massie and Macey, this very interesting surname is of pre 8th century Old French origins. Introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066 in some numbers, many of whom received significant land grants, the ultimate surname has two possible origins. Firstly and most likely, it is a locational surname from one of the many villages in Normandy who provided the bulk of Duke William's 1066 expeditionary force. These include such places as Macey in La Manche, Massy in Seine-Inferieure, and Mace-sur-Orne, in the department of Orne itself. A second possible origin is as a short form of the Roman personal name 'Massius', itself a development of the original Matthew. It is quite impossible in the 20th century to tell which origin applies to a modern surname holder. The development in both cases includes: Hugo Mascy of Huntingdonshire and John de Maci of Middlesex, both in the year 1221; and William Massy of Nottinghamshire in 1330. Later recordings of the surname from surviving early church register lists include the marriage of John Massey and Mawde Fothergell at St. Margaret's, Westminster, on September 22nd 1571, and in Lancashire where the name has been prominent since medieval times, that of Robert Massye, a christening witness at Manchester Cathedral on June 11th 1583. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hamo de Masci, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of Essex. This was during the reign of King William 1st, 1066 - 1087.

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justin massey
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

gary massey
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
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."

Dawn Massey
Hi, I'd like to know how you all pronounce your name? Do you say Massey like mace-y or mass-ey like me?

abdul massey
hello, I am Abdul Massey from Pakistan

Tia Jones-Massey
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".

Mr. Massey
I'm from Roswell NewMexico, so it is quite possible that the Massey name originated from another dimension or planet.

Yeah man!

Kyle Massie
Am I the only one who spells it that way?

Alana Massey

Ok so I've read that My last name is English,Irish,French and Scottish,my father is Jesse Massey,my mother is Michelle Clarke (no they are not married) and My family had something to do with the Old Testament.I have relatives (most likely)in Ireland and Scottland.Is there a possibility that I can be related to anyone on this website?? :)

Robert Massey

My name is Robert Massey. My grandfather Francis "Bud" Massey was born in Kansas. He and my grandmother did a lot of their own genealogy research. They traced our blood line back to Geoffry Massey, the first of our line to land in America, who landed on Plymouth rock. I never payed much more attention than that. But I know that's where my lineage came to America. My father was born in Kansas as well, myself in Texas, then I grew up grade school through high school in the Chicago area.

Louis Massey
My great-grandfather was from New Orleans. The child of a black woman and a French Businessman.