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The surname Falvey was first found in Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond (14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland, in Munster province, where they held a family seat as the Lords of Corcaguiney. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Clare and in Cork.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Falvey, Falvie, Falffie, O'Falvey and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falvey research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 188 and 1886 are included under the topic Early Falvey History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Falvey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Falvey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Falvey, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1840
  • Denis Falvey came to Boston in 1850
  • Anna Falvey arrived in New York sometime between 1854 and 1856
  • Cornelius Falvey settled in Boston in 1856
  • Bridget Falvey arrived in Memphis, TN in 1868


Falvey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Abigail Falvey came to Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Abigail Falvey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Patrick Falvey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Cornelius Falvey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Denis Falvey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1832


Falvey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • John Falvey, aged 25, a ploughman, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • John Falvey, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Michael Falvey, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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  • Pat Falvey, led the first ever Irish expedition to reach the South Pole on 8th January, 2008
  • Mick Falvey, former all- Ireland winning Gaelic football player
  • Thomas Falvey (d. 1941), Irish politician and farmer
  • Colin Falvey (b. 1985), Irish professional footballer
  • John Lindsay Falvey (b. 1950), Australian writer and author


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The Falvey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Falvey 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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