Lacey

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Lacey

  1. A Norman habitational surname, from Old French from a place Lassy in Calvados.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, of mostly 19th century usage.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage.
    • 1993 Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs in Heaven, →ISBN, page 322
      "Where'd you get a prissy name like Lacey from, anyway?"
      "I don't know," Cash tells Alice, keeping his hands on the wheel and his eye trained ahead. "It was Alma thought of it. I think she liked the TV show with the lady cops. Lacey and somebody."
    • 2009, Marilynne Robinson, Gilead: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Hachette UK (→ISBN)
      Lacey Thrush died last night. Isn't that a name? Her mother was a Lacey. They were an old family here, but she was the last of the Laceys, and the Thrushes went on to California.

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