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Irish Surname - Furey

Origin of the Irish surname Furey

The Irish surname Furey is an anglicised version of the Gaelic name "Ó Fuaráin" or "Ó Fuartháin," which are derived from the words "fuar" meaning "cold" and "án" meaning "little." The surname originated in County Galway, Ireland, and was associated with the Uí Maine, a significant tribal grouping in the area. The Furey family initially held significant power and influence, but over time, their influence waned as other families gained prominence.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Furey

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Furey

There is no specific coat of arms or motto associated with the Furey surname. In general, Irish families did not place as much emphasis on heraldry compared to their English counterparts.

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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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