Log in  | New? Register

6,670 CARTY members around the world

Stay informed about CARTY Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to CARTY Family online & offline events

See our recent family gatherings

CARTY Family History

Surprisingly this early Irish surname is not a shortened form of the more familiar MacCarthy, although the original meaning is the same. Its origins are "O'Carthaigh", from the early Gaelic "Carthach", translating as "loving" or probably, "the loving one", an unusual descriptive nickname for clans known more for their warlike, than their "loving" tendencies! The Carty clan originates principally in the County of Wexford, where it is also recorded in the spelling of Carthy. Many Cartys left Ireland in the wake of the Great Famine (1846 - 1848), the earliest recorded being Bernard, his wife, Bridget, his son, Thomas, and his mother, Mary, who sailed on the "Fredonia" of Liverpool, in April 1846, bound for New York.

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous CARTY (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the CARTY tribe

  • Find your CARTY ancestor
  • Tell us about your CARTY Family
  • Tell us about your CARTY ancestors
  • Ask a question about the CARTY history
  • Leave a message for CARTY family members

Robert Carty , from Scaughmolin murntown Or Murrintown,Kildavin, Rathaspick, Wexford Ireland Born 1800 died in 1880.


You are not register

Join Log in

Invite more CARTY family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CARTY tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the CARTY Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the CARTY Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from