Last name: CAREW

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CAREW : This last name is indexed 66,226 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CAREW : 1: Welsh (Pembrokeshire): habitational name from any of various minor places in Wales in particular one near Pembroke with a major castle named from Welsh caer ‘fort’ + rhiw ‘hill slope’. The surname was taken to Ireland soon after the Norman invasion of England and was Gaelicized as de Carrún. In the 16th century a family called Carew from Devon played an important part in establishing the Tudor administration in Ireland.2: Cornish (Somerset and Devon): from the cognate Cornish word kerrow (plural of ker ‘fort’) which occurs seven times as a placename in Cornwall.

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