LUCY Family History
This interesting name, with variant spellings Lucey and Luce, has three distinct possible origins. Firstly, it may be of French locational origin form any of the places in Normandy, for example, Luce (Orne), so called from the Latin personal name Lucius, a derivative of "lux", light, plus the locational suffix "acum", a settlement. The surname from this source was first recorded in the mid 12th Century, (see below). Other early recordings include Gilbert de Lucie, John de Luce and Richard de Lucy, the 1273, Hundred Rolls of Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Essex respectively.