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|The meaning of the name Geary:|
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ (see O’Gara). See also McGeary.
- 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).
- 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).
- Possibly an altered spelling of German Gehring or Gehrig.
|Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003|
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Geary family DNA Project
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