Clare Name Meaning: Habitational name from 'Clare' in Suffolk,most likely combined with a celtic river name,meaning 'bright','calm',or 'warm'.
Possibly baptismal from the French 'Claire',translating as 'bright of fair'.
Irish nameholders also trace their heritage from the same sources, Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, and better known as 'Strongbow' was the great leader of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland in 1170.
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