Irish Surname - Carmody
The Irish surname Carmody is derived from the Gaelic name Ó Cearmada, meaning "descendant of Cearmad". The name Cearmad is derived from the Gaelic word cearmadach, meaning "industrious".
The surname is most commonly found in the counties of Clare and Limerick in Ireland. It is also found in other parts of Ireland, as well as in countries such as the United States, Canada, and Australia, where many Irish immigrants settled.
Famous People with surname Carmody
- Paddy Carmody - an Irish footballer who played for the Republic of Ireland national team and various clubs in Ireland and England.
- PJ Carmody - an Irish professional golfer who competed on the European Tour and the PGA Tour.
- John Carmody - an American journalist and editor who served as the editor-in-chief of Time magazine from 1952 to 1968.
Variations of the surname Carmody
- Carmada - a rare variation of the surname Carmody.
- MacCarmody - a variation of the surname that is derived from the Irish prefix "mac", meaning "son of", and the surname Carmody.
- O'Carmody, a variation of the surname Carmody that uses the prefix "O", which means "descendant of"
Carmody Coat of Arms and Motto
The coat of arms for the Carmody family features a red shield with three gold fleur-de-lis arranged diagonally. Above the shield is a helmet with a red and gold crest that depicts a silver arm in armor holding a gold cross.
The family motto, "Virtute et Labore," is written on a ribbon beneath the shield, which means "By Virtue and Hard Work".
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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