This comes from the book Huguenot Pioneers of Pennsylvania Achey family (DeAchey,Augey,etc)The Achey family of America emanates from the nobility of Normandy and the name occurs in many honorable connections in French history. A knight of this name accompanied William the Conqueror in his expedition to England (A.D. 1066) while the noted Admiral, the Count DeAchey (1717-1775), shed lustre on the family name in more recent years.(Memorials of the Huguenots in America, by Stapleton, p. 120; DeMaigney's French Heraldry p. 24,344) The immediate antecedents of the American branch is enshrouded in the gloom that followed the Reformation period, during which a Huguenot father suffered death for conscience sake. The widow with her children and a brother effected their escape to Switzerland, from whence the sons removed to the Palatinate. Upon the mother's death the sons came to Pa. in 1752. John Ludwig, John Jacob and Herman (Hermanus). I have found the name Ache, Aughey, Ache, then Achey in my line. There alot of books available about the origin of the name.