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While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Oleary is O Laoghaire, which was originally derived from Laoghaire, one of the most well-known personal names in ancient Ireland.

Oleary Early Origins



The surname Oleary was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Oleary Spelling Variations


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Oleary Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For Oleary some of these variations included: Leary, O'Leary, O'Leery and others.

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Oleary Early History


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Oleary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oleary research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Oleary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oleary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oleary Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oleary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oleary Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary O'Leary, aged 35, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  • Mary O'Leary, aged 35, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  • John O'Leary, aged 35, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  • Honor O'Leary, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Maria O'Leary, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Oleary Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Timothy O'Leary, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Kate O'Leary, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Mary O'Leary, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Ellen O'Leary, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Patrick O'Leary, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oleary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oleary (post 1700)



  • William M. O'Leary, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Dallas, Texas, 1898-1904
  • Timothy O'Leary, American Democrat politician, Chair of Ohio County Democratic Party, 1917
  • Timothy O'Leary, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Thomas C. O'Leary, American politician, Representative from New York 22nd District, 1938
  • Stephen J. O'Leary, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980
  • Robert T. O'Leary, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1977-81
  • Robert A. O'Leary, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Cape and Islands District; Elected 2002
  • Richard A. O'Leary, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1952
  • Paul O'Leary, American Republican politician, Candidate for Hawaii State Senate 2nd District, 2000
  • Nail M. O'Leary, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 2012
  • ... (Another 46 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Oleary Historic Events


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Oleary Historic Events




HMS Hood

HMS Repulse

RMS Titanic


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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Laidir isť lear Righ
Motto Translation: Strong is the King of the sea.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.

Other References

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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Oleary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oleary Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 10 February 2017 at 14:23.

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