Massey family

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The Massey families are prominent Canadian and American (North Carolina and Indiana) families. The Canadian Masseys are known for the manufacture of farm equipment and are active patrons of the Canadian arts. The company which they founded went on to become Massey Ferguson. One North Carolina group of Masseys are descended from Thomas Massey who emigrated from Cheshire, England to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683 on the sloop Endeavor. The Massy/Masseys of the mid-west stem from Nicholas Massey (1630-1688), who migrated to Dorchester, Maryland, U.S.A. from the Isle of Ely. His second Great Grandson is Nicholas Massy/Massey of Iredell, North Carolina.

Buildings named in the honour of members of the family:

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