Irish Surname - Carty
Origin of the Irish surname Carty
The Irish surname Carty is an anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Carthaigh, meaning "son of Carthach". The name Carthach itself is derived from the Irish word "carthach", meaning "loving". The Carty family is said to have originated in County Tipperary, but they later became prominent in County Roscommon and surrounding areas.
Today, the Carty surname can be found around the world, particularly in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Names of famous people with the surname Carty and its variations
- John Carty - an Irish musician and musicologist known for his work in traditional Irish music
- Andrew Carthy, also known as Mr Scruff - an English electronic music producer and DJ
Variations of the Irish surname Carty
- Ó Carthaigh - the original Gaelic form of the surname
- Carthy - a common variation of the surname
- MacCarthy - another variation of the surname, which is more commonly found in Munster
Each of these variations shares the same origin and meaning as the Carty surname.
Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish surname Carty
The Carty family coat of arms features a shield divided vertically into two halves. The left half is blue with a gold griffin, and the right half is red with a silver lion. The crest above the shield features a gold demi lion rampant holding a blue banner with the motto "Fidus et Audax", which means "Faithful and Bold" in Latin.
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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