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Geary family

There are 9,366 people with the Geary surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Geary surname come from:
USA
 (54%)
Great Britain
 (24%)
Ireland
 (12%)
Canada
 (5%)
Australia
 (2%)
New Zealand
 (2%)
Germany
 (0.3%)
Azerbaijan
 (0.1%)
Benin
 (0.1%)
South Africa
 (0.1%)
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The meaning of the name Geary:
  1. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ (see O’Gara). See also McGeary.
  2. English: from a personal name derived from Germanic ger, gar ‘spear’, a short form of any of various compound names with this as a first element (see, for example Garrett).
  3. English: nickname for a wayward or capricious person, from Middle English ge(a)ry ‘fickle’, ‘changeable’, ‘passionate’ (a derivative of gere ‘fit of passion’, apparently a Scandinavian borrowing).
  4. Possibly an altered spelling of German Gehring or Gehrig.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Geary:
Ann Geary   Arthur Geary   Charles Geary   Dorothy Geary   Edward Geary   Elizabeth Geary   George Geary   James Geary   John Geary   Joseph Geary   Margaret Geary   Mary Geary   Sarah Geary   Thomas Geary   William Geary  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Geary:
geary Web Site, 24 members
Geary Web Site, 6 members
Geary Web Site, 5 members
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