The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Flahive originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Flaithbheartaigh," which means "bright ruler."
Early Origins of the Flahive family
The surname Flahive was first found in Connemara
Irish : Conamara), which derives from Conmhaicne Mara (meaning: descendants of Con Mhac, of the sea)), County Galway
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
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
Early History of the Flahive family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flahive research.Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1407, 1593, 1589, 1629 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Flahive History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Flahive Spelling Variations
Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Flahive exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Flaherty, O'Flaherty, Flaverty, Laverty, Faherty and many more.
Early Notables of the Flahive family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Áedh Ó Flaithbheartaigh, (c.
1377?-1407), Taoiseach of Iar Connacht
and Chief of the Name; Murrough na dTuadh Ó Flaithbheartaigh, (died 1593), Chief of Iar Connacht; Teige Ó Flaithbheartaigh (died 1589), an... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flahive Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Flahive family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Flahive Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Flahive, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
Contemporary Notables of the name Flahive (post 1700)
- Edward Flahive, American politician, Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1956-57 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html