Last name: Clare
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My dad's family is from long island, but originally Brooklyn, and before that I'm not sure. But my great grandpa Samuel Clare was born in the U.S., 1901. I don't know if his parents also were born here or came from somewhere else. His wife my great grandma, Lillian Clare, was born in Russia, I think about 1906.
My surname is Clair. So I wonder if I'm actually a descendant of Richard De Clare,"Strongbow",who initiated the Anglo-Norman conquest of Ireland in 1169.
Doing my 'Danish' family history we managed to get back to Vissenbjerg, Skalbjerg, to Hans Larsen Klare ( Clare ?) who was in 1778 84 years old. Does this mean he came over from Ireland?
My name is izzy Clare, I'm from England :) I know my family have travelled a lot so I'm also part Australian, Irish, scottish, and a few other random things :)
My paternal grandmother was May Clare and I know her great grandfather (Henry Clare) originated from Ireland. I am eager to know where in Ireland he was born and wonder if you could give me any pointers as to where in Ireland this name was most prolific. Many thanks for your help.
my wife comes from the ireland clare via crewe of all places
the name is not that widespread mostly dublin and a lot of us are related .
Thank you Peter. At least this gives me a base with which to start from and I would love to visit Dublin one day!
My "Clare" surname came from the lymm area of Cheshire. After spending several years research, have found most have spread into the Warrington, liverpool and Stockport areas of The northwest of England. With a couple still living in the lymm area of Cheshire. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Charles (nee Clare)
My grandfather, James Clare, lived with his wife Elizabeth in Bootle Liverpool. He was originally living in Church Street, Warrington. His DOB is 1873. Wonder if Paul Clare has found him in his search?
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