Crests of some Principal Clare Families

These are only some of the family names, there are many more. Some families who lived in the county many years ago may have no known bearers living in Clare at the present time because their descendants emigrated abroad, where their families live to-day. These are other families in Clare also, descended from people who settled in the county, with names such as Bagot, Bindon Blood, Blackwell, Hickman, Ivers, Marrett, Purdon, Stacpoole, Studdert, Stamer, Trousdell, Vandeleur, Westropp, to mention but a few. At the present time the Clare has many families of all nationalities living within its frontiers, all contributing in their own way to the heritage and fine traditions of this great county.

Further Reading

MacLysaght, E. A Guide to Irish Surnames (Dublin, 1964)
MacLysaght, E. Irish Families (Dublin, 1985)
MacLysaght, E. More Irish Families (Dublin, 1970)
O Hart, J. Irish Pedigrees (Dublin, 1876)
Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland (London, 1912)
Burke's Irish Family Records (London, 1966)