Carey Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Carey Family History

If you are conducting some Carey family history research then you can view the Carey coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Carey surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Carey in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ciardha Sept who were located in County Kildare. The name is now widespread but most common in the Province of Munster. The name was also brought to the country by Anglo settlers and variants include Keary, O'Ciarain, O'Ceirin and even Curran.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Carey Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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