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Origin and popularity of the name MASSEY

Origin

Massey : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Massy a pet form of Matthew. Compare Mace.2: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from one or more of several places in Normandy such as Macey (Manche) Massy (Seine-Maritime) Macé-sur-Orne (Orne) and La Ferté Macé (Orne).3: English: variant of Marsay (see Marcey).4: Altered form of French Massé (see Masse 3).5: Altered form of southern French Massa: of Italian origin a habitational name from Massa the name of several places in (the northern part of) Italy; see Massa.

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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
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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