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FERRY Family HistoryThis is one of the spelling forms of the Old Gaelic O'Fearadhaigh, originally a Donegal Clan of Cenel Conaill. The name is almost certainly a nickname and is believed to translate as "the descendant of the son of the manly one", although the precise meaning is a matter of considerable debate amongst research authorities. Some name holders in Ireland have English-Viking origins, and in this case the derivation is from the pre 9th Century "Ferja", a word describing one who operates a ferry, or who lives by a ferry. Elizabeth Ferry, who married Richard Moor at Limerick Cathedral on April 10th 1726, was almost certainly of English origins...
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