Carey Family History
Carey Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha a midland surname meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’ a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark black’. See Kerry . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’. English: from Carey Barton in Devon or Castle Cary Lytes Cary Cary Fitzpaine or Babcary all in Somerset named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love liking’ perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’. Welsh: variant of Carew . Possibly an Americanized form of German Gehrig or Gehring .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022