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The Flahavan surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Ó Flaithimhín" and "Ó Flaitheamháin," meaning "descendant of Flaithimhín," or "descendant of Flaitheamhán." Both personal names come from the word "flaith" meaning "prince," or "ruler."

Flahavan Early Origins



The surname Flahavan was first found in County Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), and the neighboring part of County Cork, where fourteen families with the name O'Flahavan were listed in the Elizabethan Fiants.

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Flahavan Spelling Variations


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Flahavan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Flahavan, Flahavin, Flahaven, Flavahan, Flavin and many more.

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Flahavan Early History


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Flahavan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flahavan research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flahavan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flahavan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flahavan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flahavan 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:

Flahavan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Flahavan was naturalized in New Orleans between 1844 and 1882
  • Martin Flahavan was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1896

Flahavan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James and Mary Flahavan immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flahavan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flahavan (post 1700)



  • Aaron Flahavan (1975-2001), English football goalkeeper
  • John Flahavan, Chairman of E. Flahavan & Sons, a family-owned oat milling company based in Southeast Ireland
  • Darryl Flahavan (b. 1978), British football goalkeeper, brother of Aaron

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Certavi et vici
Motto Translation: I have fought and conquered


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Flahavan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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    The Flahavan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flahavan 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 9 December 2015 at 14:15.

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