Mace Family History
Mace Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Masse probably a shortened form of Matthew (compare Massey and Massett ) or possibly of Thomas . French and Breton (Macé): from the French personal name Macé a vernacular form of Mathieu ‘Matthew’. Compare Masse 5 and Maze French (Macé): habitational name from Macé or La Ferté-Macé in Orne the former so named from Gallo-Roman Macciacum (from the personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum) the latter from the personal name Macé (see 2 above). French: variant of Massé (see Masse ) in part a cognate of 3 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022