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Where did the Irish Keery family come from? When did the Keery family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Keery family history?The Irish name Keery originally appeared in Gaelic as O Ciardha. However, "Carey" and its spelling variations have also been used as the Anglicized forms of six other Irish patronymics: O Ceinin, O Ciarain, Mac Giolla Ceire, O Carra, Mac Giolla Chathair, and the nearly-extinct MacFhiachra.
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Keery were encountered in the archives: Carrie, Carry, Carre, Carie, Carrey, MacCarry, MacHarry, Mac Harris, O'Carey, Cary, M'Carrie, Kearey, Kearrie, Keerie, Keery, Keerey, M'Harrie, M'Harry, M'Hary, M'Harie and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keery research. Another 347 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1300, 1620, 1784, 1761 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Keery History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 233 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keery Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Keery: William Carey, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Richard Carey and his wife Elizabeth, who arrived in Barbados in 1680; Clare Carrie who settled in Georgia in 1794.
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