De Ghaor

Rev Patrick Woulfe

de GHAOR—XIde Guher, de Guer, de Goer, Goer, Gower, Gwerre, Goore, Gware, Gore; Norman 'de Guher,' 'de Guer,' 'de Goer,' i.e., of Gwyr or Gower, a peninsula in South Wales, projecting into the Bristol Channel, where, since the time of Henry I, there had been a colony of Flemings. This family, which is probably of Flemish origin, came into Ireland about the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion, but has never been very numerous. The name is now found chiefly in Limerick, Kerry and Waterford.

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