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Where did the Irish Flannery family come from? What is the Irish Flannery family crest and coat of arms? When did the Flannery family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Flannery family history?The surname Flannery originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Flannabhra," derived from the words "flann," which means "red," and "abhar," which means "eyebrow."
Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Flannery family name include Flannery, Flannary, Flanary, O'Flannery and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flannery research. Another 289 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1401 and 1415 are included under the topic Early Flannery History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Flannery Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Flannery to North America:
Flannery Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Firmitate coeli floreat arbor
Motto Translation: May the tree flourish in Heaven
The Flannery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flannery Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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