Maceys on the Chilmark War Memorial – Part 1 of 2

In 1920 a war memorial was "raised at Chilmark as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community, who lost their lives in the First World War." Those who died in World War 2 were added later. In 2016 the memorial was given grade II listed status as part of … Continue reading Maceys on the Chilmark War Memorial – Part 1 of 2

What’s in a name? An unoriginal blog title

This post will shed light on the origin of the Macey/Macy name. The difference between the two spellings will be discussed in a later blog post. Where is it from? The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames 3rd edition classifies the origin of surnames into four categories: Relationship, occupation or office, nicknames and local. Examples Relationship: … Continue reading What’s in a name? An unoriginal blog title