|Subject:||Re: detailed history behind the name Darcie|
|Author:||Andy (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||September 23, 2004 at 12:20:55 PM|
|Reply to:||detailed history behind the name Darcie by Darcie Nickolas|
Now this is what the Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames has got:
Darcey, Darcy, D'Arcy: Norman de Adreci, de Areci 1086; William "Daresci" 1166; Roger Arsi 1173-82; Thomas Darcy 1276. From Arcy (La Manche [= the Channel]). The Irish Darcy derives from JOhn D'Arcy (14th) but is also an anglicizing of Ó Dorchaidhe "descendant of the dark man".
The Oxford Dictionary of First Names adds:
Hope this helps at least a bit.
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