- CAREY (m) From the Irish
surname Ó Ciardha
- Ó Ciardha, which means "descendent of Ciardha".
Ciardha means "dark" in Gaelic. So Carey actually means
Children of the Dark.
- Early Celts practiced various forms of pagan religions, from
Druidism to Celtic Shamanism. Most of these spiritual religions
followed lunar calendars, and conducted their rituals and ceremonies
during the night, typically beginning at sunset. So it's not
a big leap to see the Ó Ciardha as a prominent pagan family
- The Carey Etymology
name Carey in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ciardha
Sept* who were located in County Kildare.
The name is now widespread but most common in the Province of
Munster. The name was also brought to the country by Anglo settlers
and variants include Keary, O'Ciarain, O'Ceirin and even Curran.
- The Carey's are part of the Clan Kildare, and are associated
with the Kildare tartan.
- The family motto ' Sine Macula ' meaning - Without Blemish,
is found on the family's crest.
- * Sept - a clan or subdivision of a clan,
as in ancient Ireland and Scotland