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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.

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Variations of the surname Carmody

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".

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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