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Subject: Re: what is the origin and meaning of kearse anyone please thankyou.
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: June 1, 2004 at 11:51 AM
Reply to: Re: what is the origin and meaning of kearse anyone please thankyou. by Sagani

I didn't find it as such in my Irish surname book which is based on relatively recent telephone directories. 'Keers', however, is cited as an Irish name of English origins meaning, "maker of the keys".

It does look familiar to me just from my familiarity with Irish names. Generally, from what I know, 'cear', 'cair' and various other spellings refer to "dark" as in the Irish first name Kieran ... and the letter 'K' is new to the Celtic languages. They used a hard 'C' instead.

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