Darcy/d'Arcy (or variant forms Darci or Darcey), lit. "From Arcy (Yvelines)" is a surname from the Ile-de-France barony of d'Arcy. Becoming very popular in the English language after the Norman conquest of England, while more popular as a surname, it does have some popularity as a given name. Derived given names include girls names like Darcene. The surname is also applied as an anglicization for the Gaelic surname Ó Dorchaidhe.
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People with this surname include:
- Conyers Darcy (c. 1685–1758), British politician and courtier
- Dame Darcy, American graphic artist, cartoonist, and musician
- Eamonn Darcy (born 1952), Irish golfer
- Elizabeth Darcy, the female protagonist in Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice.
- Elizabeth Darcy, Countess of Ormond (3 April 1332 – 24 March 1390)
- Elizabeth Darcy, Countess of Rivers and Viscountess of Savage (1581 – 9 March 1650)
- Elizabeth Darcy, nursemaid of then-infant Arthur, Prince of Wales (firstborn son of Henry VII of King Henry VII of England).
- Emma Darcy, pseudonym of Australian husband and wife writers Frank and Wendy Brennan
- Henry Darcy (1803–1858), French scientist who made several important contributions to hydraulics and hydrogeology and for whom the unit of permeability is named
- John Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth (1290–1347), English peer and Lord Justiciar of Ireland
- Judy Darcy (born 1950), Danish health care advocate, trade unionist, and politician.
- Les Darcy (1895–1917), Australian boxer
- Luke Darcy (born 1975), former Australian rules footballer
- Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Esquire, the male protagonist in Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice.
- Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness (1718–1778), British diplomat and politician
- Susan Darcy (born 1956), American test pilot
- Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy (c. 1467 – 30 June 1537), an English nobleman convicted of high treason and executed for his role in the Pilgrimage of Grace