When Robert Carew was born in 1640, in Ballinamona, County Carlow, Ireland, his father, Robert Carew , Sir, was 36 and his mother, Anne Hyde, was 31. He married Anne Lynn in 1672, in Ballinamona House, County Waterford, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 9 February 1708, in County Waterford, Ireland, at the age of 68, and was buried in Drumcannon, County Waterford, Ireland.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, James Patrick, Kieran.
Welsh (Pembrokeshire): habitational name from any of various minor places in Wales, in particular one near Pembroke with a major castle, named from Welsh caer ‘fort’ + rhiw ‘hill, slope’. The surname was taken to Ireland soon after the Norman invasion of England and was Gaelicized as de Carrún. In the 16th century a family called Carew from Devon played an important part in establishing the Tudor administration in Ireland.
Cornish (Somerset and Devon): from the cognate Cornish word kerrow (plural of ker ‘fort’), which occurs seven times as a placename in Cornwall.
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