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The surname Gohary is an Anglicization of the Irish O Gothraidh, which in turn is derived from the personal name Gothfrith or Godefrid. This personal name, meaning "god peace" is said to have been brought to Ireland by the Norsemen. It was borne by Godfrid, the grandson of Ivar, who ruled Dublin in 921-7. Godfrid, the son of Sitric was defeated by Ruaidr¡ ua Canann in in 950. The name Godfrey also came to Ireland with English settlers in the 17th century.

Gohary Early Origins



The surname Gohary was first found in the district between Portumna and Birr, in present day County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, and north County Tipperary.

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Gohary Spelling Variations


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Gohary Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gohery, Geoghery, Gohary, Godfry, Godfrey and many more.

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Gohary Early History


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Gohary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gohary research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1664 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Gohary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gohary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gohary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gohary 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 or some of its variants were: Cormac Godfrey, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1820; Ann and John Godfrey, who immigrated to Quebec in 1834; John Godfery, who landed in New York in 1852.

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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: Deus et libertas
Motto Translation: God and liberty


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Gohary Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. 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).
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Gohary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gohary 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 31 July 2014 at 12:25.

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