Last name: DARCY

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DARCY : This last name is indexed 111,984 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DARCY : 1: English (Lancashire) and Irish: of Norman origin a habitational name from Arcy in Manche France with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’.2: Irish: in Ireland this is generally the Norman name (see 1 above) established in Meath by Sir William D'Arcy in the 1360s but it was also adopted for Ó Dorchaidhe ‘descendant of the dark one’ from dorcha ‘dark gloomy’ a Connacht name that fell together with the Norman surname which was introduced by Sir William D'Arcy and Sir John D'Arcy Chief Justiciar of Ireland in the 14th century.

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