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The Irish name Flanagin was originally written in a Gaelic form as "O Flannagain," from the word "flann," which means "red" or "ruddy."

Flanagin Early Origins



The surname Flanagin was first found in County Roscommon, where they claim descent from the O'Connors as shown by the similarities of the Coat of Arms. Today the surname is more frequently found in County Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and Clare, no doubt branches from their ancestral roots. [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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Flanagin Spelling Variations


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Flanagin Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Flanagin family name include Flanagan, Flanaghan, Flanagen, Flannagan, Flannagen, Flanigan, Flannigan, Flanigen, Flannigen, Flanagin, Flannagin and many more.

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Flanagin Early History


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Flanagin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flanagin research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1308 are included under the topic Early Flanagin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flanagin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flanagin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flanagin 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Flanagin to North America:

Flanagin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Flanagin, who arrived in Virginia in 1711

Flanagin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Flanagin settled in Philadelphia in 1841

Flanagin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Flanagin, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Tulla, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bridget Flanagin, aged 19, who settled in America from Ballinlough, Ireland, in 1914
  • Annie Flanagin, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1916
  • Joseph Flanagin, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1920

Flanagin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lachlan Flanagin, who arrived in Quebec in 1784

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flanagin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flanagin (post 1700)



  • Harris Flanagin (1817-1874), American politician, Delegate to Arkansas State Constitutional Convention, 1874
  • Harris Flanagin (1817-1874), American politician, 7th Governor of the State of Arkansas (1862 to 1865)

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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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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. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. 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).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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The Flanagin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flanagin 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 13 October 2015 at 11:51.

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