The surname Faughnan 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 Faughnan family
The surname Faughnan 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.
Important Dates for the Faughnan family
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Faughnan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Faughnan, O'Faughnan, Faughey, O'Faghny and others.
Early Notables of the Faughnan family (pre 1700)
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Faughnan migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Faughnan Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Faughnan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Miles Faughnan was naturalized in New York in 1847
Francis and Ann Faughnan immigrated to New York in 1849
Mary Faughnan, who arrived in New York in 1851
Michael Faughnan, who landed in New York in 1851
John Faughnan immigrated to New York from Leitrim in 1859
Contemporary Notables of the name Faughnan (post 1700)
Matthew Faughnan, American Emmy Award winning animation director with The Simpsons
Victor R Faughnan, American shark expert and author