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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MAY-see
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Meaning & History

From an English surname which was from various towns named Massy in France. The towns themselves were originally named from a Gallo-Roman personal name that was Latinized as Maccius. This is the name of a chain of American department stores founded by Rowland Hussey Macy (1822-1877).
VariantsMacey, Maci, Macie

Categories

place names, surnames
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute