This interesting and uncommon name has two possible origins. It can be an Anglicized variant of a locational surname of Norman (French) origin, introduced into England by the Norman followers of William 1 after the Conquest of 1066, and deriving from any of several places in Normandy: Bouce, in Orne, from which came the Robert de Buci mentioned below; Boucey, in La Manche, or Bucy-le-Long, in Aisne. All of these places are named from a Latin personal name, 'Buccius', with the local suffix '-acum', indicating 'place of', settlement'. The second possible origin for the modern surname 'Bizzey' or 'Bizzy' is from an early Medieval English nickname for a bustling, active, 'busy' person, derived from the Old English pre 7th Century 'bisig', busy, in Middle English 'bisi, besi'. The surname development includes (in London), Beyzey (1607) and Bizzy (1690). Edward Bizzey and Sarah Payne were married at St. Martin's, Exeter, Devon, on September 26th 1783. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de Buci, which was dated 1086, The Domesday Book (Northamptonshire), during the reign of King William 1, 'The Conqueror', 1066-1087. 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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