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An Irish Family History
There are a number of place names in France, which are named Tracy:
- Tracy-Brocage (Normandy)
- Tracy-le-Mont (Picardie)
- Tracy-le-Val (Picardie)
- Tracy-sur-Loire (Bourgogne)
- Tracy-sur-Mer (Normandy)
It is thought that the Norman Tracys were named after a place name.
Perhaps, some of these names may originate from the Irish Saint Tressan (or Trésain) of
Mareuil. He lived around the Rheims region and died approximately in AD 550.
Tracy le Mont, situé entre les vallées de l'Oise et de l'Aisne à 16 Km à l'est de Compiégne, en
bordure de la forêt de l'Aigue, est d'origine ancienne, puisqu'on en trouve mention au synode
de Noyon en 815.
Tracy était à l'origine formé de deux paroisses distinctes: Tracy-le-haut (le mont) et Tracy-le-bas (le val).
Marquis de Tracy, Chateau de Tracy, Tracy-sur-Loire
In 1586 François Stutt, married Françoise de Bar who brought with her the dowry of the
Lordship of Tracy, where the tradition of wine growing can be dated back to a parchment of a
purchase agreement dated 1396.
The Stutt family had come from Scotland in the fifteenth century to help the future Charles
VII of France in the Hundred Years War. Their name was gallicized to become d’Estutt or
In 1665, the Marquis de Tracy was part of the expedition to New France (Canada).
Antonin-Louis-Claude Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836).  Name and arms assumed by grandson
Jacques de Staal de Magnoncour, decree 14 June 1861; title of marquis confirmed for same 25
Feb 1872 écartelé, au 1 et 4 palé de sable et d’or de six pièces, au 2 et 3 d’or au coeur de
gueules. Destutt de Tracy (June 4, 1814; C, Aug 31 1817; LP 3 Aug 1824) Ext. 1850.
Antoine Louis Claude Destutt, comte de Tracy (1754-1836)
Traité d'Idéologie (the first separate edition in French was in 1823). Coined the term 'ideology'
(by which he meant the science of ideas) to describe his philosophy, which embraced
psychological, moral, economic and social phenomena: he concentrated primarily on
economics because he thought that the purpose of society was to satisfy man's material needs
and multiply his enjoyments. A Treatise of Political Economy, first edition in English, revised
and edited by Thomas Jefferson was published in 1815.