Keary households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Keary Quite numerous: Galway etc. Ir. Mac Fhiachra and Ó Ciardha from ciar, black. Originally a branch of the Southern Uí Néill of N Leinster, Mac Fhiachra was a Galway sept. Also as Carey, q.v. SI & SGG.
Keery fairly numerous: Belfast, Lisburn etc. Ir. Ó Ciardha, ciar, dark (hair etc). See also Keary and Carey.
Mac Fhiachra Keary (Connachta), Mac Keefrey (Ulaidh): líon beag: Gaillimh & rl. Bhí clann amháin i nGailimh agus ceann eile i gClochar, Tír Eoghain. Bíonn Carey orthu anois.

Parishes where Keary and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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