The Irish surname Tracey is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ó Treasaigh meaning “descendant of Treasach," a personal name meaning “warlike, or fierce.” The name is recorded as O' Tressy in records of County Kildare dated 1304, whilst Tracytown in County Wexford received its name from the clan. The name is most frequently found in counties Galway and Kilkenny. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1623 when Sarah Tracey is recorded in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 8,000 bearers of the name Tracey living in the United States.
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