Gara heads of household in the 1911 census


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Surname Dictionary

Gara rare: Roscommon. See O'Gara.
Ó Gadhra O'Gara, Geary, Guiry: líonmhar: i dtuaisceart Chonnacht, O'Gara ach Geary agus Guiry i gCúige Mumhan, Luimneach ach go h-áirithe. Clann mhór a bhí gaolmhar le Ó h-Eaghra faoin sean-ainm treibhe Luighne (Maigh Eo-Sligeach). Brúadh amach ón limistéar san iad sa 15 céad agus shocraíodar in aice le Loch Uí Ghadhra (Ros Comáin). Is ann a dhein Feargal Ó Gadhra patrúntacht ar an gCeathrar Máistir agus Annála Ríocht Éireann. Chuaidh cuid acu dín Mhumhain sa 16 céad mar a bhfuil Geary agus Guiry orthu. Fréamh: ón ainm Gadhra, a bhaineann le gadhar, b'fhéidir. Tá an leagan Ó Gaora i bhfeidhm chomh maith. IF.
O'Gara fairly numerous: Donegal-Sligo-Roscommon etc. Ir. Ó Gadhra, gadhar, a hound. A Connacht sept, lords of Coolavin (Sligo). See also Geary and Guiry. IF.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Gara: 22
O'Gara: 50

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