Darcy Surname Origin
1. the French D'Arcy, D'Arcey, D'Arcay = Of Arcy, [? from Latin arx, arcis, a stronghold]. 2. used as a substitute for the Irish Dorchaidhe = Dark [Irish dorch, dark + the personal suffix -aidhe].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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