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The Irish name Carey 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.

Carey Early Origins



The surname Carey was first found in the county of Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster. Today Cary is a barony in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Carey Spelling Variations


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Carey Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Carey were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. 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.

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Carey Early History


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Carey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carey research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1300, 1620, 1784, 1761 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Carey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Patrick Carrie, notable Irish patriot. Also, three famous brothers of the Carey name, John Carey, the inventor of the distress rocket for ships, went to London and taught school, becoming a most prolific writer, writing over 50 classics, including short stories and...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carey 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Carey or a variant listed above, including:

Carey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Carey, who landed in America in 1620
  • Brid Carey, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Edward Carey, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • William Carey, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Tho Carey, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Carey settled in Isle Grole in 1710
  • Edward Carey, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Dennis Carey, who landed in America in 1795

Carey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Carey, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Richard Carey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Richard Y Carey, aged 24, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • Margaret Bell Carey, aged 40, landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Michael Carey, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Carey settled in Isle Grole, Newfoundland, in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Katha Carey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Dennis Carey was a mason in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1771 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Dennis Carey was on record in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1771 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. Thomas Carey U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Florance Carey, aged 25, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • John Carey, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • Thomas Carey and his wife Esther settled in Quebec in 1825 with their eight children
  • Isaac Carey, who landed in Canada in 1828
  • William Carey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Carey, a weaver, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Phillip Carey, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • Phillip Carey, aged 34, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Emily Carey, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Margaret Carey, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Carey landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Jane Carey arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Mary Carey arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Thomas C. Carey arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Joseph Carey, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carey (post 1700)



  • Paul Carey (1928-2016), American broadcaster and sportscaster, inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
  • Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879), American was an economist and publisher, born in Philadelphia; he published several influential volumes on American economic policy
  • Ron Carey (1935-2007), American film and television actor and a member of Mel Brooks' comedy troupe
  • Drew Carey (b. 1958), American comedian, actor, photographer, and game show host
  • Mathew Carey (1760-1839), Irish-born, American journalist and publisher
  • Mariah Carey (b. 1970), award winning American singer/songwriter
  • Clare Carey (b. 1967), American film and television actress
  • Lieutenant Colonel Duane Gene "Digger" Carey (b. 1957), American engineer and former NASA astronaut pilot on STS-109 in 2002
  • Technical Sergeant Charles F. Carey Jr. (d. 1945), United States Army soldier and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Staff Sergeant Alvin P. Carey (1916-1944), American Army soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Carey Historic Events


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Carey Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Thomas Leslie Carey (1900-1941), Australian Chief Petty Officer Cook from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Henry Robert Joseph Carey (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Black Rock, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Daniel A B Carey (b. 1902), Welsh Supply Assistant serving for the Royal Navy from Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur T Carey (b. 1900), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Carey


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Suggested Readings for the name Carey



  • Branches of the John Carey Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania to Virginia, Ohio, and on West by Dorothy Carey Cragg.
  • Cary-Estes (also the Carey Family) Genealogy by May Folk Webb.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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The Carey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carey 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.

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