Last name: CLEARY

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CLEARY : This last name is indexed 82,638 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CLEARY : 1: Irish (especially Tipperary): from Ó Cléirigh ‘descendant of Cléireach’ a name meaning ‘clerk’ or ‘cleric’. Ó Cléirigh is a famous learned family in Ireland. The less common surname McCleary formed with the article Mac an Chléirigh ‘son of the cleric’ is a variant. Both Irish names are also commonly Anglicized by translation as Clarke.2: Scottish: variant of McCleary.

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