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Irish Surname - Dacey

Origin of the Irish Surname Dacey

The Irish surname Dacey, also spelled as Dacy, Deacy, and Deasy, has its origins in the Gaelic name Ó Díochasaigh. The name is derived from the words "díochas," meaning "hope" or "expectation," and the suffix "-ach," meaning "one who has" or "possessor of." Thus, the name Dacey means "descendant of the hopeful one" or "descendant of the one who has hope." The main area associated with the Dacey surname is the province of Munster, specifically in counties Cork and Clare.

As Irish emigrants settled in different countries, the surname Dacey spread around the world. Today, Dacey descendants can be found in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Though exact statistics are not readily available, the Dacey surname and its variations are relatively uncommon when compared to other Irish surnames.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Dacey

Dacey Coat of Arms

The coat of arms associated with the Dacey surname features a shield divided into four quadrants. The upper left and lower right quadrants>

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There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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