William the Conqueror was the first of the Norman kings of England 1066-1087), but he was born in Falaise, Normand and was the son of Robert I, Duke of Normandy. Per Wikipedia.com, "the Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They descended from Viking conquerors of the territory and the native population of mostly Frankish and Gallo-Roman stock."
William De La Ferte De Mace (Massey) served under William the Conquer in the Battle of Hastings and may have been his half-brother (no proof). I have been told (genealogy rumor) that he is our ancestor, so we could be English/French/Viking. On a side note, La Ferté-Macé is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.
NO PROOF OF FAMILY CONNECTION.