Last name: Stacy

This interesting surname, of English origin, with variant spellings Stacy, Stacey, Stacye, and Stace, is a pet form of the personal name "Eustace", itself coming from the Greek "Eustakhios" meaning "fruitful". The name was in use in Britain before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Recordings of the personal name include Stacius (1147 - 1165), recorded in "Catularium Monasterii, St. John the Baptist de Colecestria, Essex", and Stacius de Hant (1187), in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire. The surname dates back to the late 13th Century (see below), and early recordings include Roger Stace (1279), in the Hundred Rolls of Huntingdonshire. Recordings from London Church Registers include the christening of William Stacy, on December 29th 1545, at St. Benet Fink, and the marriage of William Stacey and Margaret Yeatman on May 16th 1608, at St. Antholin's, Budge Row. One William Stacy, an emigrant to America, purchased a ticket in the Barbados for passage aboard the "Society" bound for Boston on March 11th 1678. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Stacy, which was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls of Devonshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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William Stacy

My family is from Rockford, IL. But we now live in Texas thank god. At Texas A&M I was told to say "although not from Texas I got here as soon as I could...". GigEm Aggies and Stacy family.

Tristen Stacy

I traced an ancestor all the way back to england in the 1400's. John Stacy

john stacy

I didn't know I was that old joking

travis stacy
My family is from the hazard, london ky area, Cincinnati too!

Pat Stacye
My Grandfather spent time in Cincinnati... I wonder if your lineage could be a brother or sister to George Stacy b. Vermont?

John Stacy

my dad is Elmer and grandfather is Stanley Stacy which lived in Hazard

Sheila Stacy

My Stacy family is from Jackson, Quicksand Ky, Laporte Co. IN and Knox IN My great grandpa was Billie Stacy.

Mike Stacy
My family has been in the South West Ohio (Cincinnati Metro-Area) for over 150 years. Not many of us here anymore, but there's a few!

Jennifer Stacy
My father was from the Dayton Ohio area. I do not know much about my family, as my father was not close with them. I believe his mother was named Ruby. I remember vaguely meeting family members when I was young, but nothing certain. Do you have any idea about how I might be able to go about finding more information? My middle initial is M, and my email is my first dot middle initial dot last at gmail.

Pat Stacye
My grandfather and Dad (both named George) spent some time in Cincinnati; my grandmother (Annie L.) died there while visiting relatives (I think) and taken back to Boston for burial.

Andrew Stacy

That's awesome. I live in Dayton, OH and my grandfather (Elhannon Stacy) was from the Hazard, KY area. I traced my ancestry back to William Stacy mentioned in the above description. I'm probably a distant relative of you all.

Anna Vit
My mother is a Stacy as well, my paternal grandfather also being a William (Patrick) Stacy. Our family came to the Eastern US in the early 1600s, moving across the continent through the centuries and our own branch settled in the Canadian Okanagan Valley in the early 1920s. The names William, Mahlon, Carl, Patrick and Elias are among the names found in our family throughout the generations. Sadly, although my grandfather has 19 grandchildren, we are the last of the Stacys of this branch: Each of William's 4 sons had only daughters, and my mother and aunt each had one son.

My Stacy families are mostly all "George" and settled in the Eastern states also; Vermont, MA and then Canada.