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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Flaharty originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Flaithbheartaigh," which means "bright ruler."

Flaharty Early Origins



The surname Flaharty was first found in Connemara Irish : Conamara), which derives from Conmhaicne Mara (meaning: descendants of Con Mhac, of the sea)), County Galway in Connacht where the name claims descent from Flaithbertaigh Ua Flaithbertaigh, King of Connacht, who died 1098. Flaithbertaigh was the first bearer of the surname O'Flaherty, and was Lord of Maigh Seola in what is now County Galway. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Flaharty Spelling Variations


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Flaharty Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Flaharty revealed spelling variations, including Flaherty, O'Flaherty, Flaverty, Laverty, Faherty and many more.

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Flaharty Early History


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Flaharty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flaharty research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1407, 1593, 1589, 1629 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Flaharty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flaharty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flaharty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was edh Flaithbheartaigh, ( c. 1377?-1407), Taoiseach of Iar Connacht and Chief of the Name; Murrough na dTuadh Flaithbheartaigh, (died 1593), Chief of Iar Connacht; Teige Flaithbheartaigh (died 1589), an...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flaharty 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Flaharty:

Flaharty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Flaharty, who landed in Virginia in 1651

Flaharty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Flaharty settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767

Flaharty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edmond Flaharty, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1824

Flaharty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Flaharty, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flaharty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flaharty (post 1700)



  • Cheryl Flaharty, American founder of the Iona Contemporary Dance Theater, Hawaii
  • Geraldine Flaharty, American politician, Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives (1995-)
  • Geraldine Flaharty, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2000

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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The Flaharty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flaharty 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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