Last name: CAREY

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CAREY : This last name is indexed 235,038 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CAREY : 1: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha a midland surname meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’ a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark black’. See Kerry.2: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.3: English: from Carey Barton in Devon or Castle Cary Lytes Cary Cary Fitzpaine or Babcary all in Somerset named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love liking’ perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.4: Welsh: variant of Carew.5: Possibly an Americanized form of German Gehrig or Gehring.

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