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Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsMacé, Massey

Meaning & History

English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of Old English Mæssa, which came to be taken as a pet form of Matthew.
English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a mace-bearer, from Old French masse ‘mace’.
English: habitational name from Macé in Orne, France.
French (Macé): variant of Massey; also a vernacular form of the personal name Mathieu (see Matthew).
Added 6/17/2016 by LMS
Edited 6/17/2016 by cutenose