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

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Surname Dictionary

Carey Very numerous: all provinces. The anglicised form of a number of Irish surnames which also occur as Keary, Kerin(s), Keighery etc. The Ir. Ó Ciardha were chiefs of Carbury, Kildare at the time of the Invasion and were dispersed. Other names quoted by Woulfe include Mac Fhiachra, Ó Ciaráin, Ó Céirín. IF.
MacCarey rare: Belfast area. Probably variant of Mac Carry, q.v.


  • Carey in 1659.
  • Carey births mapped 1864-1913
  • Carey 1901 census map
  • Carey 1911 census map
  • Carey Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname

  • Carey
    Galway (archived)
  • Carey
    Soloheadbeg, Tipperary

Parishes where Carey and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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