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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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. 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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