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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.
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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Faughnan, O'Faughnan, Faughey, O'Faghny and others.
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.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Faughnan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.
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