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  1. Robert V. Pitt says:

    Great website. My mothers maiden name is Florence Pearl O’Gara. Her father, Maurice O’Gara. I like St Patrick’s baptism! Keep up the good work! Bob Pitt

  2. Kevin P. Long BMCS(sw) USN ret says:

    My Mother was name Mary Tobin Guiry Long I am from Albany NY but live near Seattle Washington My GrandFather was Patrick Guiry and my GrandMother was Mary Flynn Guiry,My Greatgrand Father Flynn was protestant and His Wife was Catholic which was a NoNo in 1910 so when My GreatGrand Mother died Her family put My GrandMother in a covent so She wouldn’t become a protestant She worked for a Jewest Lady Mrs Tobin My GrandMother loved that Lady and not day go by if She didn’t said nothing nice about Mrs Tobin

  3. Alissa says:

    This site is great! My mother’s maiden name is O’Gara. She has one brother who has a daughter. So the O’Gara name is ending in my family sadly. :(

  4. Dottie West says:

    My grandmother’s maiden name was O’Gara, her sister’s name was Mary O’Gara, and they had four brothers, Patrick, who died of brain cancer before he married the love of his life, John O’Gara, served in the US Army , Thomas O’Gara served in the US Navy, and Andrew O’ Gara. Ellen O’Gara was my great-grandmother died before I was born, and I beleive my great-grandfather was Patrick O’Gara. Need to check on this to be sure. If there are any firewalls that hinder return email to this city in North Carolina use: My great-grandparents came from Ireland, but my grandmother and great aunt were born in Philadelphia, PA, in the later 1800′s.

  5. Dottie West says:

    My grandmother’s maiden name was O’Gara, her sister’s name was Mary O’Gara, and they had four brothers, Patrick, who died of brain cancer before he married the love of his life, John O’Gara, served in the US Army , Thomas O’Gara served in the US Navy, and Andrew O’ Gara. Ellen O’Gara was my great-grandmother died before I was born, and I beleive my great-grandfather was Patrick O’Gara. Need to check on this to be sure. If there are any firewalls that hinder return email to this city in North Carolina use:

  6. Dottie West says:

    Second email if you have any trouble with email firewalls. O’Gara Family

    • june ogara says:

      hello dotty, my father in law was harriets brother. his name was roger ogara. they also had brother john edward ogara. they spell it gara in ireland.
      june ogara

  7. John Geary says:

    I have just noticed the shield for O’Gara is the the same as Geary can anyone point me to further information? I have been concentrating on maternal side which is Coyle/Noone/O’Malley

    • Bernie Goulet says:

      I once visited a B and B across from the Waterford Crystal factory in Waterford and the lady there told me it was common knowledge that Geary was the anglicised name for O’Gara.

    • Mike O'Gara says:

      The Gaelic, original, names are both OGadhra

      • RICHARD D. O'GARA says:

        DEAR MICHAEL, MY FATHER, EDWIN A. OGARA, WAS THE UNCLE OF CLAIRE GRIMES AS HE WAS THE BROTHER OF HER FATHER JAMES. DAD WAS BORN ON JUNE 21, 1917 AND PASSED AWAY ON MAY 21, 2004. I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION ON THE FETTERMAN FIGHT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS, RICHARD D. O’GARA

  8. Richard O'Gara says:

    My great-great grandparent were John O’Gara and Ann O’Gara (Hogg). They had at least one child that I know of, my great grandfather Thomas O’Gara born in 1852 in Sligo Ireland. He is on the 1880 census of Woburn Massachusetts. According to the 1900 census of Somerville, Massachusetts he came to the US in 1873. I am unable to find the ship he came over on. Any help with locating him on a passenger list would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail to karzak99@yahoo.com.

  9. Samantha says:

    HI! my last name is O’Gara. So is my dads, and his whole side and my brothers too so the name will be carried on :)

  10. gavin geary(aust,aboriginal) says:

    my first time on this site, my father was herbert charles geary the 2nd his grandfather was john geary, i,ll return with more

    • Bernie Goulet says:

      I think we might be related. My mother was Barbara Geary from Sommerville MA born 1929 and her father was I believe Walter Geary probably born around 1900. I seem to recall he had some brothers and I believe the name was John and the grandfather was Michael I think. The grandfather was a mounted police in NYC.

  11. My maternal grandmother was Harriet B OGara. She had two brothers John OGara and Rodger OGara. Rodger had moved to the United States and lived in Rhode Island. The family moved to the United States about, 1921. Harriet attended nursing school and, was a nurse. I believe she worked at, Manhatten Hospital. She married Harold James Carpenter, ( nick name Bill)( from Williamsport PA.) had three children. Maternal grandfather worked as a chauffer. They resided in Brooklyn N.Y. ,Harriet OGara Carpenter passed away at age 29 yrs., from pnuemonia. My Mother,( their daughter) and her siblings were left with relatives, in Williamsport PA. with the last name of Fuller. They grew up with a wonderful foster family, by the name of Charles & Della Phillips, from Montgomery PA. My mother (Beverly B. Carpenter Snyder) passed away this year on May 10th 2011. There is one brother still living Harold James Carpenter, of Montgomery PA.. I am one of 6 children that my father (Lee E. Snyder) and my mother( Beverly B. Carpenter Snyder) gave a wonderful life to.

    • june ogara says:

      hello, my husband is roger ogaras son. name eugene edward ogara. i meet harriets son harold carpenter in florida and ny. he is my husbands cousin. we lived in central islip suffolk co ny. moved to florida 18s ago. gene died 4yrs ago. june ogara.

      • jeremy Satteson says:

        hello june my name is jeremy. I am replying to you because my mother posted about Roger, and harriet. I had just noticed your post and left my mother know and she would love to talk to you about this matter. plus I would love to talk to you as well. thank you very much. my email is jeremy.jsartist@gmail.com

  12. Ben Guiry says:

    please note, that both the names Guiry, and Geary, are both variants of the name o’Gara, and all 3 families, are kinsmen to each other, all 3 names are interchangable, and through a period of history, of any family, associated with these names, all 3 variants may appear on either marriage, or baptismal certificates, so for instance if tracing Guiry, family relatives, Geary, may appear, on some certificates.

  13. Erik Wild says:

    Hello cousins, I am a descendant of Stephen McGeary born in FrenchPark
    (Dun Gar or valley of Gar) County Roscommon, Ireland. I have found many records where like most Americans of Irish descent the spelling of the name changed many times. I found records where Stephen and is two brothers have many different spellings including but not limited to McGara, McGeary,Geary, Garry,McGarry, Gary, and McGary. I believe the real spelling may be Geary or Gara and Mc added because they where Irish. Both of Stephen’s parents were part of the Coolavin Barony both born within its borders and his mother’s name being Lavin.

  14. Connie Gerry says:

    My last name is spelled Gerry and I just learned it’s probably a derivative of the Irish O’Gara clan, also known as Geary. Does anyone have any other information about the Gerry spelling?

  15. Wayne N. Gearey says:

    My great great Grandfathers name was Gearey from Ireland married in Quebec Canada he was in the army

  16. Mark Kelly says:

    My grandmother’s name was Mary Ellen O’Gara (b 1894) and she was the eldest of seven in her family from Frenchpark, Roscommon. Her siblings were Kate, John, Michael, Joseph, Dominic and James. All but James emigrated to New York. My mother (Patricia Hester – her father is Patrick Hester from Castlerea) tells me that James’ grandsons now live in the same house in Frenchpark that Mary Ellen and her siblings grew up in! Any relatives of the siblings out there please chime in!

    • Kate Melody Gallagher says:

      My grandmother, Catherine O’Gara was from French Park, her cousins, I believe own or owned the Royal Roscommon Hotel?

      • Kate Melody Gallagher says:

        Catherine married Owen Melody. County Mayo, and raised their children in Newark, New Jersey.

    • Mary F. Cohen says:

      Hello, Cousin. This is Mary and I am one of 23 grandchildren of Michael Patrick O’Gara. Michael died in 1983. Yes, James two sons Mike and Jimmy still live in that same house that your Grandmother and all the rest were born in. On my first visit to Ireland I traveled with Aunt Kate and my brother Bill and I swear it was you and your sister and your parents. We went to a Pub for a Cailie (sp??) Is Christie your father or uncle? This was August 1982. I love Ireland and family. Be well and say hello for me.

      • Mark Kelly says:

        Hello Mary. I will actually be going to Ireland for the first time in August with my mother and my son, Dan (24). We plan to meet up with your mother’s cousins Celia and Kitty. I know my father and mother (Doc and Patsy) and my sister Grace went to Ireland in 1982 with Aunt Kate as well. I didn’t know you were on the same trip! Christie is my uncle.

        Cheers!

        • Mary F. Cohen says:

          Mark, I hope you have a excellent visit. August is the best month to go in my opinion. I went back in August 1991 with my mother Mary and her good friend Helen. What a blast! The last visit was in August 1994 or 1995 with one of my sisters, Kathleen. Please send my love to All and I hope you and the family have the best time. “Ceide Mile Failte”

  17. Jade lee o'gara says:

    My name is jade o’gara, my mums name is sonia o’gara and her fathers name is rodger o’gara. If you think we are reated leave a reply, thanks xx

  18. virginia says:

    My mothers name is Roberta O’gara, she had a brother named Richard, and one named patrick (who was adopted as a baby), her parents were henrietta (robertson) and John O’gara, she was put in forster care at a young age and knows nothing about her family, she was raised in brooklyn ny, if anyone know anything about either one of these people please contact me thank you

    • Michael says:

      my grandmother is mary ogara from brooklyn ny born in 1890. I have alot of ogara family in Brooklyn and will research for you. Talk to you soon.

  19. Nancy Royce says:

    My ancestry comes from Roscommon county Ireland and the family name is Gately. They came to the USA prior to 1850. They had some children in Ireland, but they must have died. Ones left behind were Michael R Gately, Bridget and MaryAnn Gately. They came from the parish of Tisrara as stated on John Gately’s grave here in the USA. Would anyone have any information of the family in Ireland? O’Gara is said to be one of the names, among many, that the name Gately comes under. Thank you for any responces.

  20. Annette Polsky says:

    My great-great grandmother was Catherine Harriet O’Gara. She came over to the USA from Aghanagh, Ireland sometime before 1876. On 03 Feb 1876 she married Robert Thompson in Providence, RI. Catherine’s marriage and death certificate (died 25 June 1899 in Providence, RI) lists her parents names are Dominic O’Gara and Mary Clarke.

    Her brothers and sisters also came over from Aghanagh, Ireland.
    Patrick O’Gara born in 1849
    Anne O’Gara born about 1856
    Edward O’Gara born 1859
    Mary O’Gara born about 1860

    A brother named John O’Gara (born about 1856) stayed in Aghanagh, Ireland. He married Mary Cryan and had children there. I found his family in the 1901 and 1911 census. Two of his sons, Patrick and James, came to Providence and stayed with their Uncle Edward O’Gara.

    I commissioned the County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society to do further research on my O’Garas. They confirmed that Catherine, Patrick, and Edward all had the same parents. However, they believe that Catherine born in 1846 died because in 1864, Dominic and Mary had another daughter whom they named Catherine. They did not find any record of Mary or Ann being born to Dominic and Mary. This really threw me for a loop since all my research in the US suggests that they are all siblings. Backed up by the sponsors of their children and the witneses at their weddings having last names of O’Gara and Clarke.

    I’ve been doing some more research on all the O’Garas in living in Providence to see if any of the other O’Garas are cousins of my O’Garas.

    If anyone has any information that they could share with me, I would greatly appreciate it. I also have a bunch more information than listed above on my O’Garas and the other O’Garas I found living in Providence.

    Thank you,
    Annette Polsky

  21. Maureen Hennessey says:

    Hello All –

    I just came upon this website and am glad to find all these family researchers. I recently learned of my family history and am exploring any leads on Ellen Geary, born in Ireland about 1850, emmigrated here and was married in 1869 in Hartford, CT to Almon Brooks, and later to Andrew Leonard in Oswego, NY. She had 9 children and died in 1906 in Oswego, NY. ANY info about her Ellen’s siblings (possibly a Mary Geary), and her parents would be much appreciated. Thank you, Maureen

    • Ross Leonard says:

      Hello Maureen,

      I just started looking into my familys roots and believe Ellen Geary is my great grandmother. My grandfather was Charles Leonard in Oswego, NY but now there is a question about who was Charles’s father, Andrew Leonard or Almon Brooks. I would appreciate your reply if you receive this reply. My email is cva64ross@aol.com or cell phone at 214 773 6521. Thanks
      Ross Leonard
      p.s. I believe Ellen Geary Leonard died May 6, 1903 in Oswego and is buried in St. Peters Cemetery in Oswego.

  22. Teresa Emsley says:

    My Great Grandmother was Mary Ellen O’Gara b1871 her father was Thomas O’Gara b1846 in Sligo his father was Batholomew O’Gara born abt 1800 not sure who he married.
    Thomas married Margaret Tarpy. Mary Ellen maried William Thomas McGill in Batley Yorkshire but Williams father Bartholomew McGill was also from Sligo in Ireland and he married a non catholic Katherine Baker, which i think was frowned upon.

  23. Hi, I’m Kerry, my dad was David John O’Gara, brother of Bernard Francis son of Francis and Minnie. They lived in Oldham gtr. Manchester. My brother Michael and I both have young boys that are carrying on the name. would be interested to find any relatives living nearby. My brother and i both live in north wales.

  24. Jill A. O'Gara says:

    My husband was Thomas G. O’Gara, his O’Gara relatives in Ireland lived in a small town in County Sligo called Gurteen. He visited yearly in February to see Moygara Castle, the Lake, etc. His father was John O’Gara (born in the United States), grandparents lived in Trenton, New Jersey (on South Olden Avenue) near St. Anthony’s Church. My husband passed away in November, 2000. My son, Thomas Andrew O’Gara, would be interested in finding out additional information about other relatives.

    • ROBERT OGARA says:

      HI JILL.
      MY GRANDFATHER JAMES CAME FROM GURTEEN AND MY GREAT GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER ARE BURIED IN GURTEEN CEMENTARY.
      MY GRAND FARTHER CAME TO U.S. IN 1890S AS YOUNG BOY,LEFT BROTHER AND SISTER IN GURTEEN,HEARD BOTHER WENT TO LONDON.
      AM PLANING TRIP TO GURTENN FOR JUNE 2014 AND HOPING TO STAY AT B&B CALLED MOYGARA HOUSE.
      LOOKING FOWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.
      BOB.
      P.S. MY FATER WAS A JOHN OGARA TOO.

      • Shannon says:

        Hi Jill. John O’gara was my grandmother’s brother. Do you know anything about the family? I can’t seem to find anything on Delia Hunt or Roger O’gara. It seems Delia came to the USA before Roger. Here’s what I found on each. I can’t find out who Roger’s parents were, or Delia Hunts:
        New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
        about Roger Ogara
        Name: Roger Ogara
        Arrival Date: 26 Oct 1912
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
        Age: 24
        Gender: Male
        Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
        Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Irish
        Ship Name: Cedric
        Port of Arrival: New York, New York
        Nativity: Ireland
        Line: 10
        Microfilm Serial: T715
        Microfilm Roll: T715_1963
        Birth Location: Ireland
        Birth Location Other: sligo <=====================!!!
        Page Number: 66

        farmer from Kensall, Sligo. Nearest relative was his brother Mr. O'Gara (Brother) Old P?eel or Old Reel (Farm), Kensall, going to Trenton, New Jersey
        Cousin?Chris? Cris? Delia Hunt in 260 Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey

        (don't know if this is the correct Delia)
        New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
        about Roger Ogara
        Name: Roger Ogara
        Arrival Date: 26 Oct 1912
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
        Age: 24
        Gender: Male
        Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
        Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Irish
        Ship Name: Cedric
        Port of Arrival: New York, New York
        Nativity: Ireland
        Line: 10
        Microfilm Serial: T715
        Microfilm Roll: T715_1963
        Birth Location: Ireland
        Birth Location Other: sligo <=====================!!!
        Page Number: 66

        farmer from Kensall, Sligo. Nearest relative was his brother Mr. O'Gara (Brother) Old P?eel or Old Reel (Farm), Kensall, going to Trenton, New Jersey
        Cousin?Chris? Cris? Delia Hunt in 260 Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey

  25. Ben Guiry says:

    Hello to all our kinsmen, just a note to say, that if your name is o’Gara, Geary, or Guiry, we are all of the one clan, and are kinsmen to each other, there are historical reasons for the anglicized variants of the name, mostly due to 2 large sections of the clan leaving the o’Gara territorial land they held in County Sligo, in the 13th century, under pressure from the Norman invasion of Ireland, one section of the o’Gara clan were given refuge by the powerful o’Briens of Thomond { Limerick } and the name became Geary, for the most part, the other section of the clan that migrated south, were given refuge by the powerful MaCarthy clan, just outside Dungarvan, County Waterford in the large townland still know today as BallyGuiry, please note, those of you interested in bying family crests, the MaGuire clan are not kinsmen to us, but are often lumped in beside us because of the similar sounding name, they were part of the Scottish Gallowglass fighters, who arrived into Ireland, to fight for the o’Connors of Connacht, as Mercenaries. in the 16th century, best to you all, Ben Guiry [ Historian }

    • John Carew says:

      Dear Ben,

      I tried to send this to the last address I had for you, unsucessfully. I did find you in this website, so I hope you don’t me cluttering up the works with this off topic note.

      It has been a couple of years since our last emails, and I believe we stopped communicating because you had other priorities to deal with. That was OK. You had been looking into the possibility that Thomas Carew and his wife Esther Goulding would have had ancestors in the Farrahy area between Mallow and Mitchelstown. We didn’t quite get that far.

      Since then, I have not been doing too much in the way of Carew research, until just recently. As much by accident than anything, in reviewing the Irish participants of the Peter Robinson Immigration to Canada in 1825, I came across something that really caught my attention. When I was reviewing the Emily Township Census documents from 1826 forward, which were organized by Lot and Concession, I found that Thomas Carew’s neighbour immediately north of his land was John Guiry and family, one of the Peter Robinson families from the 1825 event, living on the north half of Lot 21 Concession 6 Emily Township, Victoria County, Ontario. Thomas Carew’s property was the south half of Lot 21, Concession 6. In addition, after checking the ship lists from the Peter Robinson Immigration, I found that Lord Ennismore had vouched for both Thomas Carew and John Guiry. John Guiry was shown to be from Carrigtohill, County Cork, Ireland, and arrived in Canada aboard the Star. In the manifest, his name was spelled Geary, but in all subsequent documents, and cemetery listings, the family name was Guiry. In the Census documents, his family is recorded as RC, and after checking the Cemetery Lists in Emily Township, I found John and his wife and their descendants buried in various RC Cemeteries in Emily.

      I thought at least that you might want to know this, and perhaps have the opportunity to determine if John Guiry, born cica 1788 was a relative of yours.

      Perhaps you’ll let me know what you find out.

      Cheers,

      John Carew
      Frankford Ontario Canada
      johnandsuecarew@gmail.com

  26. Wendy says:

    Seeking O’GARA’s from Sligo Ireland..my Elizabeth O’GARA married Hugh McCRAN, Margaret their daughter was born around 1845 but think that maybe there were two siblings of Margarets, Barthelomew and Honora [ think Honora married a KELLY ] don’t know if they were younger or older than Margaret….so would be looking at O’GARA’s around 1800ish.
    Hope to hear from maybe rellies.
    Cheers
    Wendy
    Australia

  27. Wendy says:

    Seeking O’GARA’s from Sligo Ireland..my Elizabeth O’GARA married Hugh McCRAN, Margaret their daughter was born around 1845 but think that maybe there were two siblings of Margarets, Barthelomew and Honora [ think Honora married a KELLY ] don’t know if they were younger or older than Margaret….so would be looking at O’GARA’s around 1800ish.
    Hope to hear from maybe rellies.
    Cheers
    Wendy
    Australia
    p.s. sorry mistake on e-mail address on post before

  28. Brian O'Gara says:

    My father’s side of the family is named O’Gara. I am named after him and his Father was named Richard. He was the youngest of seven children and was the only one born in the US. They came to New York in the 1930s from French Court, Ireland.

  29. Edmond Waldron says:

    I am searching for information on a Mr James Mary Joseph O’Gara, born about 1860, married my Great Grandmother, Mary Waldron, and he worked in london
    and was awarded an OBE in 1944. Hope someone can help. Regards. Mr E Waldron

  30. Brian Ogara Foley says:

    Hi there,
    Can anyone assist me in my quests for information on the family of Martin Gara of Doogara & Margaret Towey of Derrincartha, married in Ballaghadereen church on 06/02/1868, they had, I believe, six children, Dominic born 11/08/1872, died 11/03/1953, I have no information on Dominic except that there is a mention of a wife named Georgina, but in his last will and testament he left one hundred pounds to a lady whose name was Kathleen Marr, I have no idea if she was his house keeper or what. Brigid born 22/11/1873, died 17/01/1874. Winifred born 17/01/1875, no other details except that she emigrated to the USA when she was a young woman. Brigid again born 11/08/1876, no information except that if the family lost a child shortly after birth, the next child born who was of the same sex, was given the name of the child who had recently passed away, but I am not too sure if I am correct though . Margaret born 26/10/1879, married William Henry Davies on 07/11/1913, St Vincents Church Altrincham, Cheshire.
    My Grandmother Catherine was married to Joseph Foley on 23/04/1906, also, at St Vincents church, she passed away on 11/12/1936, in Altrincham , Cheshire, Joseph and Catherine had four children, Thomas, Winnie Annie, and Jack, my father.
    If anyone has any information can you post it on the notice board please, please.
    kindest regards
    Brian Ogara Foley

    • Joseph says:

      Heya, you were asking about Martin O’Gara and Dominic O’Gara from Ballaghaderreen? I think we’re talking about the same people though I’m only certain of all the family members up to the generation below. I’m Dominic’s great-grandson. The family is from Kilmovee, about 8/9 miles from Ballaghaderreen. If you want more information my mam knows a great deal about the family. If you e-mail me I’ll give you her details and you can have a chat.

  31. Thomas Francis Geary says:

    Great grandfather-Harold Geary of Danvers, MA. That’s all I have. I was told I received my name from Thomas Francis Cunahan. Any help tracing back further is appreciated!

  32. patti says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fearghal_%C3%93_Gadhra:

    In the 12th century the Ó Gadhras were Kings of Sliabh Lugha, anciently referred to as Gailenga. The O’Hara’s retained the name Luighne for their territory to the north. The O’Garas were expelled into Coolavin, Co. Sligo by the Mac Jordan of Connacht.

    The Gearys (O’Garas-or O’Gadras) are decents of Irish Royalty. This Royal family is one of the oldest royal families in the world- their ancestry actually came form Scottish Royalty. (which dates back to the vikings) (hence the red hair)

  33. Kai-Ella O Gara says:

    Hello I’m Kai-Ella O Gara we live in Roscommon and we don’t no our family history my grandparents Mage O Gara and Javk O Gara had five children
    If anyone knows anything please email me at ellaogara3@gmail.com

  34. Scott Phillips says:

    My great grand parents Fred O’Gara married Catherine Flanigan, had 8 children.
    Doris, Agnes, Shirley, Delores, Margaret, Mary, Francis and Betty. My grand parents and family are from the western New York area (Buffalo). If anyone has details of Fred and Catherine (and earlier) please let me know.

  35. Dora Johnson-Smith says:

    Hi
    I am searching on some family history to which I have very little information. My great,great, grandmother Ellen Geary was born about 27 May 1843 in Bulgaden Parish Limerick. Ellen immigrated to Australia on the Eastern Empire 1862. Her fathers name is John Geary and her mothers name Ellen Hicky/Hickey. Possible siblings are William b.04/08/1838, Mary b. 23/03/1840, Patrick b. 23/11/1843, John b.24/04/1847 and another son called John b. 01/05/1849. I believe Ellen’s parents married about 24/05/1837. I have no information on Ellen’s family or life before she came to Australia. It has been mentioned she came to Australia due to a family estrangement. Would anyone be able to assist me with this family or know of any details about this Geary family? Any information is greatly appreciated.

  36. Iliana Ogara says:

    Hello everyone. My name is Ogara, but my great grandfather came to Uruguay, America from Spain, more precisely of Biscay. Can anyone tell me if there is any relationship between the O’Garas of Ireland and Ogaras of Spain?

    Hola a todos. Mi apellido es Ogara, pero mi bisabuelo llegó a Uruguay, América, desde España, más precisamente de Vizcaya. Alquien sabría decirme si existe alguna relación entre los Ogara de Irlanda y los Ogara de España?

  37. Ben Guiry says:

    in reply to illiana o’Gara, the historical reason why some of the o’Gara clan migrated to south America through Spain, is that many of the o’Gara clan left Ireland for Spain during the flight of the Earls in 1609 many subsequently went into military service in the armies of France, Spain, and Austria, a number of these o’Gara families were subsequently bestowed with titles, some were already Earls in there own right, as they held the title Earls of Coolavin, whether the name used is the original o’Gara, or the later anglicized versions, Geary, or Guiry, all 3 translate in Gaelic as O’Gadhra, meaning The Mastiff.

  38. Jade Mona O'Gara says:

    Hello my name is also Jade O’Gara and my father’s name is Andrew O’Gara who is one of four brothers who grew up in Birmingham. I’ve not seen any of them for years and am surprised that they are not on here. I’m very proud of my name and it’s lovely to know there’s plenty of O’Gara’s out there.

  39. Nicholas James says:

    I posted this earlier and it got deleted not sure why. My name due to my adoption at the age of 9 is Nicholas James Sadowski my birth name is Nicholas James O’gara my father was Matthew O’gara (who I never met) am looking for information on my blood line where would I find such information?

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