• Clear in 1659.

  • Clear births mapped 1864-1913

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Parishes where Clear and a second surname are found together


Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Carlow:10Cork:8Cork city:1Kildare:6

Surname Dictionary

Clear Quite numerous: Dublin and S Midlands etc. Ir. de Cléir. A variant of de Clare notable in the person of Richard de Clare, known as Strongbow, leader of the Anglo-Norman invasion in 1170 A.D. Also, the name has sometimes been used for Cleary. MIF.
Cleere Quite numerous: South East. Ir. de Cléir. See Clair and Clear.
de Cléir rare: Dublin etc. Ir.Lang. See Clear, Cleere, Clair.
de Cléir Clare, Clear, Cleere: líon beag: deisceart Laighean, Port Lairge, Tiobraid Árann. Tháinig Richard de Clare, i gceannas ar arm Normannach, go h-Éirinn i 1170. Is cosúil gur ainm áite sa bhFrainc nó i Sasana Clare. Bhí an chlann sa chun tosaigh i gcursaí na tíre síos go dtí an 17 céad.MIF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Clear: 146
Cleare: 9
Cleer: 2
Cleere: 30

Non-Griffith's Variants

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De Cleir

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