Irish Surname - Calvey
The Irish surname Calvey is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ó Cléibh, meaning "descendant of Cléibh". The name Cléibh is derived from the word cléibh, meaning "basket" or "hurdle". The Calvey surname is most commonly found in the province of Connacht, particularly in County Mayo.
Famous People with surname Calvey
- James Calvey, an Irish politician who served as a member of parliament in the late 19th century.
- John Calvey, an Irish sailor who served in the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars.
- Paddy Calvey, an Irish footballer who played for Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers in the 1940s and 1950s.
Variations of the surname Calvey
Variations of the Calvey surname include: O'Calvey, MacCalvey, MacAlvy, and Clivy. O'Calvey and MacCalvey.
Calvey Coat of Arms and Calvey Motto
The coat of arms for the Calvey surname features a blue shield with three gold martlets, or stylized birds, and a red chevron. The motto, "Pax in Bello" translates to "Peace in War."
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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