The surname Faughn comes from the Irish Gaelic name O Fachtnain.The name indicates the son of Fachtna, an ancient forename much in favor with the O'Kellys of Ui Maine, with whom it was modernized as Festus.
Early Origins of the Faughn family
The surname Faughn was first found in Counties Longford and Leitrim (Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern Ireland, in Leinster province.
Early History of the Faughn family
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Faughn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Faughnan, O'Faughnan, Faughey, O'Faghny and others.
Early Notables of the Faughn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Faughn family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Miles Faughnan, who was naturalized in New York in 1847; Francis and Ann Faughnan, who immigrated to New York in 1849; Edward Faughanan and his family from Leitrim, who landed in New York in 1850.