Clare Family History

Meaning of surname: Clare

Clare is a surname of English origin. The name is also prevalent among families of Irish origin, and there is a Clare County, Clare Island and River Clare in Ireland which attests to a long historical relationship with those places. The name was likely derived from the titular de Clare first held by Richard fitz Gilbert, a Welsh lord from a Norman family.

We found 1,249,343 Genealogy and Family History Records for Clare in our Newspaper Archive.

Details for Clare surname:

1,229,797 Digital Copies of Newspapers
12,859 Pictures of Obituaries
4,599 Government Documents
444 Historical Books
1,644 Social Security Death Records

Clare Surname

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The map shows where Clare families lived over time.

Here we are showing you genealogy and family history records found in newspapers and other historical documents that include the surname Clare

100,160 - 32,943

32,100 - 12,996

11,143 - 7,903

7,683 - 262

Passenger Lists for Surname Clare

Mentions of Clare family name in Passenger Lists

Birth Records for Surname Clare

Mentions of Clare family name in Birth Records

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