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The Flahavin 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."

Flahavin Early Origins



The surname Flahavin 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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Flahavin Spelling Variations


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Flahavin Spelling Variations



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

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Flahavin Early History


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Flahavin Early History



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

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Flahavin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flahavin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flahavin 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 or some of its variants were: Thomas Flahaven, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1806; Mary Flahaven, who landed in Boston in 1831; Cornelius Flahaven, who settled in Boston in 1833.

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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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Flahavin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. 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.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Flahavin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flahavin 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 19 June 2013 at 09:12.

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