Keary Family History
Keary Name Meaning
Irish:: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha (from a personal name based on ciar ‘black’) sometimes Anglicized as Carey . Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chéire a widespread name meaning ‘son of Giolla Céire’ or ‘the servant of Saint Ciar’. Ciar ‘dusky’ was the name of a female saint of Kilkeary (Cill Chéire ‘Ciar's church’) Tipperary. A longer form of the surname was Kilkeary. See also Carr .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press