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Native American, meaning Englishman. This is where we get the word Yankee.
^The above meaning is false.
My father wanted to name me this (but my mom vetoed). He has always told me he got it from old Western novels, and it does not mean Englishman, but the other way around. Native Americans mispronounced Yankee as Yancy, and it became a name. If that story is true or not is debatable, but it's a good story!
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Yancey "Doc" Ayers - American pitcher in Major League Baseball
Yancy Butler, female American actress
Yancey Thigpen, American Football Player
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Yancy Fry, Sr. - Futurama
Yancy Fry - Futurama