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Castle Carey, St Peter Port

Origin of Surname

The Carey surnames is believed to originate from the Manor de Carrey in Lisieux, Normandy. The first reference in Guernsey is Johan Caree who was a Coustoumier (lawyer) in St Martins in 1288.

Since that time, the family has prospered in Guernsey, with members of the family serving the island as Bailiffs, Jurats and Deans of Guernsey.


  • Carrey

Notable Guernseymen

Related Places

Further Reading

  • Carey, William Wilfred, Edith Carey and Spencer Carey Curtis, The History of the Careys of Guernsey, 1938
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