Tracy, Tracey, Treacy, Tressy, Trasey, Trasy, O'Tracy, O'Trassy, O'Treasaigh
I have a general interest in tracing the ancient origins of the name Tracy. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there has been anything published on the origins of the name in Ireland and Normandy/France?
I've done some basic research. I was hoping that I could be lazy and avoid duplication, by finding someone who has already done some of the work.
There is a good synopsis of the name O'Tracey in MacLysaght's "Irish Families, Their names, arms and origins." However, it is proving difficult to findsupporting references.
There appears to be four braches of the "Irish" Tracys:
1. Laois/Kilkenny/Kildare/Wexford: Fir Bolg tribe of Ui Bairrche (kin to the Gormans). I would also be interested in getting any information on the Ui Bairrche.
2. Galway/Roscommon/Offaly: Fir Bolg Tribe of Ui Maine (Hy Many) (kin to the Maddens)
3. South Tipperary/Limerick/Cork: The Eoganacht tribe of Ui Fidegeinti which formed the Ui Chonaill Gabhra (kin to the Donovans).
4. Fermanagh: Cenel Eoghain
In addition, there are the Anglo-Norman Tracy's who were the Vicounts of Rathcoole (Tracys of Toddington related to the Sudleys). There is also a reference to Limerick, which I have not traced yet.
There are various different Irish spellings for Tracy and my Irish is not that good. I believe that Tasaigh may also be a genative form of Treaaigh.
Outside of Ireland, there is also the origins of the Norman Tracys (Tracys of Toddington and Barnstable). There appears to be a separate French connection to the Marquis de Tracy of Tracy-sur-Loire. They are decended from a Scottish family (Destutt) who inherited the title from marrying into the Le Bal family.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.