Guirey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Many variations of the name Guirey have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mag Uidhir, which is derived from the word "odhar," meaning "dun-colored;" in the genitive case, the word is "uidhir."

Early Origins of the Guirey family

The surname Guirey was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Guirey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guirey research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Guirey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guirey Spelling Variations

The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Guirey were encountered in the archives: Maguire, MacGuire, Guire, Guirey, Guiry and others.

Early Notables of the Guirey family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guirey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Guirey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Guirey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Guirey (post 1700) +

  • Fred Melville Guirey (1908-1984), American architect working in Phoenix Arizona from the 1930s to the 1980s
  • Prince Azamat Kadir Guirey (1924-2001), American heir, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • Emma J. Guirey, Scottish researcher with Marine Scotland–Science, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen
  • Sylvia Guirey (1931-1997), born Princess Sylvia Obolensky, Austrian-born heiress, artist and art patron


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm


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