Moriarty Family History
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Moriarty Name Meaning
Irish (Kerry): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + ceardach ‘skilled’, i.e. ‘skilled navigator’. A Meath and Monaghan name of the same form is Anglicized as Murtagh.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press