The surname Kirby comes from the Gaelic-Irish O Ciarmhaic, which was anglicized as Kerwick. The Irish name was later corrupted to O Cearba, which was Anglicized as Kirby.
. The family were descendents of Eoghan, son of King Oilioll Olum.
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Prominent amongst the family at this time was Richard Kirby, who in 1690, wrote about the revolution in Ireland
. Two members of the family became distinguished in London; Joshua Kirby, who was president of... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kirby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.