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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."

Flahive Early Origins



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 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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Flahive Spelling Variations


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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.

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Flahive Early History


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Flahive Early History



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.

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Flahive Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flahive 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 Flahive 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:

Flahive Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Flahive, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flahive (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flahive (post 1700)



  • Edward Flahive, American politician, Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1956-57

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Flahive Family Crest Products


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Flahive Family Crest Products




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See Also


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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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  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. 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.
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  7. 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).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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The Flahive Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flahive 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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