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Irish Surname - Carey

The Irish surname Carey is derived from the Gaelic word "O'Ciardha," which means "dark-haired" or "swarthy". The name is commonly found in the province of Munster in Ireland and is particularly common in the counties of Kilkenny, Carlow, and Cork in Ireland, and can also be found in other parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

People of note with the surname Carey

Variations of the surname Carey

Carey Coat of Arms

The Carey coat of arms features a blue shield with a gold engrailed diagonal band, symbolizing the power of protection. The crest depicts a naked arm holding a gold garb, which is a symbol of plenty.

Carey Surname Motto

"In Hoc Signo Vinces" translates to "In this sign you shall conquer"

Please Note

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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