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Clarke


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Clery, often spelt Cleary, is one of the Gaelic Irish surnames which has kept the prefix O to some extent in modern times. O'Clery is O Cleirigh in Irish probably derived from the work Cleireach meaning a clerk or cleric. The name itself means descendant of Cleireach, who was of the line of the famous Guaire the Hospitable, King of Connacht. Cleireach was born about the year 820 A.D. some two cent.....


Heraldry Database: Calvert

Calvert







Surname:  Calvert
Branch:  Calvert
Origins:  Welsh
More Info:  Wales

Background:  A Shepherd. Occupational name from Middle English calfhirde, from Old English (Anglian) calf ‘calf’ + hierde ‘herdsman’. As for other domestic animals, the care of cattle has given us some surnames, but none in great number. There are about sixty Cowards, a very misleading contraction of 'cow-herds', rather more calverts and Calvers...


Motto:  Fatti maschi, parole femmine, Deeds are masculine, words feminine .
Arms:  Paly of six, or and sa. a bend counterchanged.
Crest:  Out of a ducal coronet or, two pennons, the dexter or, the other sa. staves gu..


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Name Variations:  Calvert, Calverd, Calvard, Calver, Calvers.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.






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