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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Garey family were born. Their name comes from the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.

Garey Early Origins



The surname Garey was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Garey Spelling Variations


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Garey Spelling Variations



In various documents Garey has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.

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Garey Early History


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Garey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garey research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Garey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Garey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garey In Ireland


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Garey In Ireland



Some of the Garey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Garey or a variant listed above include:

Garey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Garey, who landed in Virginia in 1642

Garey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Ann Garey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849
  • George D. Garey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849
  • Sarah Levina Garey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garey (post 1700)



  • Alva Garey (1883-1971), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Senate
  • Enoch Barton Garey (1883-1957), American major in World War I, and later Commander in the Maryland State Police force, President of St.John's College
  • Jason Garey (b. 1984), American soccer player
  • R. J. W. Garey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1888
  • Eugene Lester Garey (1891-1953), American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 13th District, 1938
  • Elizabeth Garey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2008
  • Daniel W. Garey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1912
  • Jo Garey (b. 1974), Australian former cricket player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Garey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garey 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 21 November 2016 at 16:47.

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