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Origin Of The Surname Lavery

Meaning Of The Surname Lavery

Descendant of the Messenger

Interesting Facts About Lavery

Lavery is an Anglicisation of the Old Gaelic surname O’Labhradha. The prefixed ‘O’ in this surname denotes that it is patronymic. Traditionally, Gaelic patronymic surnames were given to pass down the name of a clan chieftain or revered elder. In this case the name being passed down is Labhradha, which is said to be Gaelic for ‘messenger’. Ian Lavery the Labour politician is a famous bearer of this surname.

Lavery Statistics

Lavery is the number 1311 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 7,941 share the surname Lavery in the UK.

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