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Origin and popularity of the name MACE


Mace : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Masse probably a shortened form of Matthew (compare Massey and Massett) or possibly of Thomas.2: French and Breton (Macé): from the French personal name Macé a vernacular form of Mathieu ‘Matthew’. Compare Masse 5 and Maze 3.3: French (Macé): habitational name from Macé or La Ferté-Macé in Orne the former so named from Gallo-Roman Macciacum (from the personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum) the latter from the personal name Macé (see 2 above).4: French: variant of Massé (see Masse 2) in part a cognate of 3 above.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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