Geary



Parishes where Geary and a second surname are found together

Surname:



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

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Antrim:4Armagh:5Belfast city:3Clare:4
Cork:116Cork city:16Donegal:7Down:9
Dublin:4Dublin city:4Galway:25Kerry:2
Kildare:1Limerick:13Limerick city:2Monaghan:4
Tipperary:8Tyrone:2Waterford:29Westmeath:1
Wexford:4

Surname Dictionary

Geary numerous: Cork-Limerick, Belfast. Ir. Ó Gadhra, gadhar, a hound. Originally a sept of N Connacht where they go under O'Gara, q.v. Some of them settled in Munster in 16 cent. They also appear as Guiry. SI & SGG.
Guiry Quite numerous: S Tipperary-Waterford, Limerick-Kerry. Ir. Ó Gadhra, gadhar, a dog. See Geary (Munster); O'Gara (Connacht). Woulfe says that the name originated in North Connacht and some moved to Munster in 16 cent. IF & SGG.
Mac Gadhra Mac Geary, Geary: annamh: Connacht. Measctha le Ó Gadhra anois. Mac Gaora i gcaint na ndaoine.
MacGeary Quite numerous: Tyrone etc. Ir. Ó Gadhra (O'Gara) or variant of Mac Garry, q.v.
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.

Variants in Griffith's
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Geary: 263
Giery: 3
Girey: 20
Guiery: 2
Guirey: 10
Guiry: 113
McGeary: 60

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Gearey
Gearry
Geerey
Geery
Geiry
Guerie
Mac Gadhra
MacGeary
Mageery
Magery
McGearey
McGery
O Gadhra


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