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Carey
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  • Surname History:
    1. Descendant of céirín' (diminutive of ciar, black); the name of a family who were anciently lords of ciarraighe locha na n-airne, in the barony of costello, co. mayo, and doubtless of several other families in different parts of ireland. in the 16th century, it was very widespread, and is now represented in every province. see Ó ciaráin, with which it is synonymous, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    2. Descendant of corrán' (diminutive of corradh); also written Ó curráin; a variant of Ó carráin, Ó carraidhín, Ó corraidhín, with which it was sometimes used interchangeably; a common irish surname, found in all the provinces, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    3. Descendant of ciarán' (diminutive of ciar, black); the name (1) of a tirconnell family who were formerly lords of fearmhaigh in co. donegal; and (2) of a cork family, originally seated in the barony of imokilly. Ó ciaráin is the same surname as Ó céirín (which see), which is the more common form, and is also a variant in parts of connacht of Ó ciaragáin. for explanation of the anglicised forms comber and comer, see under Ó ciaragáin above, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    4. Descendant of ciarmhacán' (diminutive of ciarmhac, black-son); a rare munster surname, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    5. Descendant of ciardha' (derivative of ciar, black); the name of a family of the southern ui neill who were lords of cairbre, the present barony of carbury in the north-west of co. kildare, until the period of the anglo-norman invasion, when they disappear from history. the name is, however, still common in kildare, meath, westmeath, and many parts of the south of ireland, but generally anglicised carey, which makes it difficult to distinguish it from the many other names similarly anglicised, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    6. A corruption (or older form) of Ó ciaráin, which see; common in mayo; also Ó cioráin, which see, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    7. Descendant of carrán' (diminutive of carra, a spear); a variant of Ó corráin, which see, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    8. Son of fiachra' (gen. fiachrach, but the genitive ending is now generally, if not always, dropped); the name (1) of a family of cinel eoghain, who were anciently chiefs of cinel fearadhaigh, in the barony of clogher, co. tyrone; (2) of a galway family who were chiefs of oga beathra, in the s.w. of co. galway; and (3) of a family in co. meath. the first two families were well represented in the 16th century and are still extant, but the meath family appears to be long extinct, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    9. Norman 'de carreu,' i.e., of carew, a parish in pembrokeshire; an anglo-norman surname which came into ireland soon after the invasion and is still common in munster. see carrún, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    10. See de carrún, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Sources:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir

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  • Gaeilge
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    An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir
  • Gaeilge
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    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
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    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
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  • Gaeilge
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    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
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