Should Lacie-5 be merged with Lacy-883

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At the top of the list of Pending Merges, there was a proposed merge of Lacie-5 and Lacy-883.  However, I am not sure that such a merge should take place.

 I do not yet know if it should be a rejected merge, but I decided to at least postpone it with an unmerged match designation.  Read the "Notes" section for a discussion.
WikiTree profile: Idonea de Dutton
in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 6 (67.7k points)
retagged by Liz Shifflett
I had a hard time following the bios for them last night, and it's no better this morning! I think some cleanup is needed to see what we've got. What I think we've got is two unnamed (by Richardson) daughters of John de Lacy who married different men. It's doubtful both the unnamed daughters were named the same thing, so... Either Idonea married a lot and they should be merged or one of them isn't Idonea and they shouldn't be merged.

Is that the situation you see?

1 Answer

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Using the surnames of Lacie and or Lacy for this profile are both off. The Lacie surname spelling was used in Narmandy France. The De Lacy surname was used much later in England and the spelling of Lacy was even later. The providence of Lacie near Narmandy is where the family and surname originated.
Thanks! Just want to mention that following EuroAristo name guidelines, the LNAB would not be "de Lacy", but just Lacy. See

But... do you have any insight on whether or not these are two different women?

Thanks! Liz
Despite what the EuroAristo naming guidelines say, the surname Lacie was altered down through the decades in this manner. Hugh De Lacy of Pontifract is one example. There were several of the Lacie, De Lacy, Lacy's of the Norman extraction, French  Huguenots if you will who altered the name spelling for whatever reason. I'm just passing along some of what I know about the surname in question and it's usage timeline.

To answer your original question, no I have no idea. But I can tell you that if the LNAB spelling is in question then the dates should be as well.

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