Kirby / Kirkby

The name Kirby or Kirkby in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ciarmhaic Sept that was located in Counties Limerick and Kilkenny. The name is taken from a Gaelic phrase that translates as 'dark son'. There are a number of variants including Kerwick, Kervick and even Kerribly in County Mayo.

Origins: Irish, Norman.

Spelling variations include: Kirkby, Kirby, Kerribly, Kerwick, O'Kerwick, O'Kirbyand many more.

Motto Translated: "Firm", Firm.