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

Flanigan Early Origins



The surname Flanigan 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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Flanigan Spelling Variations


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Flanigan Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Flanigan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Flanagan, Flanaghan, Flanagen, Flannagan, Flannagen, Flanigan, Flannigan, Flanigen, Flannigen, Flanagin, Flannagin and many more.

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Flanigan Early History


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Flanigan Early History



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

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Flanigan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flanigan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flanigan 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Flanigan family in North America:

Flanigan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Flanigan, aged 34, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Denis Flanigan, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • John Flanigan, aged 6, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Mary Flanigan, aged 28, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John Flanigan, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flanigan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Flanigan, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Alice Flanigan, aged 4, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Eliza Flanigan, aged 26, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • James Flanigan, aged 28, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • John Flanigan, aged 1, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flanigan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Flanigan, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • Catherine Flanigan, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Catherine Flanigan, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • Michael Flanigan, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • Michael Flanigan, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flanigan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flanigan (post 1700)



  • William A. Flanigan, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1936, 1940
  • Tom Flanigan, American Republican politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives 163rd District 2012
  • S. Howard Flanigan, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 10th District, 1961
  • Ryan J. Flanigan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 27th District, 2012
  • Richard D. Flanigan, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 20th District; Elected 1984
  • Patrick L. Flanigan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1900, 1908; Member of Republican National Committee from Nevada, 1904-08; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1908
  • Peter Flanigan, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904
  • Minnie Flanigan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1932
  • Mary G. Flanigan, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1948
  • Joseph T. Flanigan (1894-1970), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1951-52
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Flanigan 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. 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.
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Flanigan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flanigan 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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