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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.

Faughnan Early Origins



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.

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Faughnan Spelling Variations


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Faughnan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Faughnan, O'Faughnan, Faughey, O'Faghny and others.

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Faughnan Early History


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Faughnan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faughnan research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1588 are included under the topic Early Faughnan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faughnan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faughnan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faughnan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Faughnan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Faughnan (post 1700)



  • Victor R Faughnan, American shark expert and author
  • Kathryn Faughnan, American television actress
  • George Faughnan, American actor

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Faughnan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
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    The Faughnan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faughnan 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2013 at 15:53.

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