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.
|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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