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Origin and popularity of the name MARCEY


Marcey : English:: 1: variant of Mercer from Middle English mercer merser marser ‘textile merchant’ in which final -er has been weakened to -ey.2: (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in France (Manche).3: habitational name from Mattersey (Nottinghamshire). The placename denotes the well-watered land (Old English ēg) of a man named with the Old English personal name Mǣthhere.4: perhaps a nickname from Middle English mercy marsy ‘pardon compassion’ but evidence for this is slight and uncertain. The word was used as a female personal name from the 16th century onward but this is too late for it to have given rise to a surname.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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