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

Flaherty Early Origins



The surname Flaherty 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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Flaherty Spelling Variations


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Flaherty Spelling Variations



The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Flaherty, O'Flaherty, Flaverty, Laverty, Faherty and many more.

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Flaherty Early History


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Flaherty Early History



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

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Flaherty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flaherty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Ńedh ” 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 Flaherty 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Flaherty:

Flaherty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Flaherty landed in Virginia in 1651
  • James Flaherty, who landed in Virginia in 1651

Flaherty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Flaherty, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767

Flaherty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Flaherty, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Margaret Flaherty, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • John Flaherty settled in Baltimore in 1818
  • William Flaherty, who landed in America in 1836
  • Ann Flaherty settled in New York in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flaherty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Flaherty, aged 20, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Edward Flaherty, aged 20, a yeoman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Michael Flaherty, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Flaherty, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Edward Flaherty, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flaherty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Flaherty, a cabinet-maker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Flaherty, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • James Flaherty, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • John Flaherty, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • John Flaherty, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flaherty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Flaherty, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Johanna Flaherty, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Jubilee" in 1873
  • John Flaherty, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Thomas Flaherty, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flaherty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flaherty (post 1700)



  • Paul Flaherty (b. 1945), American three-time Primetime Emmy Award winning writer and producer, known for The Martin Short Show (1999), SCTV Network (1981) and Primetime Glick (2001), brother of Joe Flaherty
  • Pat Flaherty (1897-1970), American flying officer for the Signal Corps in World War I and actor, known for his roles in My Man Godfrey (1936), Sergeant York (1941) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Ryan Edward Flaherty (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles
  • James Louis Flaherty (1910-1975), American prelate, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Richmond from 1966 to 1975
  • Francis Charles Flaherty (1919-1941), American officer in the United States Naval Reserve, awarded the Medal of Honor for helping his crewmates escape the sinking USS Oklahoma (BB-37) during the Pearl Harbor attack
  • Joe Flaherty (b. 1941), American-born, Canadian two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning comedic actor and writer, known for his work on SCTV (1976), Maniac Mansion (1990), SCTV Network (1981) and Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • Robert Joseph Flaherty (1884-1951), American Academy Award nominated film director, writer, and cinematographer, known for his work on Nanook of the North (1922), Man of Aran (1934) and Louisiana Story (1948)
  • Anita G. Flaherty, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956
  • Brian Flaherty, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2008
  • Charles Flaherty, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1936
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Flaherty Historic Events


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Flaherty Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Flaherty, American 3rd Class passenger from Brooklyn, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  9. 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.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

The Flaherty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flaherty 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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