Massey in France 1690's - Likely Spelling? Help!

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Peter Massey born in France about 1695, emigrated to Massey, Maryland (allegedly he has no relation to the town.)

In census information, the family is often listed as "MASSAY" and the name seems to have stuck for several generations before returning to Massey.

Curious if he is actually "Peter Massey", "Pierre Massey / Massay / Masse" and how to go about finding that out. I have ZERO experience with French genealogy and it's news to me that we're French. Soooooo, any help, assistance appreciated. Merci beaucoup.
WikiTree profile: Isaac Massay
in Genealogy Help by Calista Massey G2G6 (6.2k points)

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My advice is do a YDNA test. 67 markers should get you some good info and can point you in the directions you need to go.

I believe the Massey surname originated in Normandy.
by John Wright G2G Crew (810 points)
I never expected an answer. That makes lots of sense. Thank you so much for answering my question!!!!

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