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

Flannagan Early Origins



The surname Flannagan 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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Flannagan Spelling Variations


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Flannagan Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Flannagan include Flanagan, Flanaghan, Flanagen, Flannagan, Flannagen, Flanigan, Flannigan, Flanigen, Flannigen, Flanagin, Flannagin and many more.

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Flannagan Early History


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Flannagan Early History



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

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Flannagan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flannagan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flannagan 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Flannagan family came to North America quite early:

Flannagan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Flannagan landed in North America in 1761

Flannagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Flannagan, who arrived in New York in 1824
  • Edward Flannagan, who landed in New York, NY in 1825
  • Francis Flannagan, who landed in Maryland in 1840
  • Michael Flannagan, aged 37, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • Margaret Flannagan, who arrived in New York in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flannagan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Flannagan, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland

Flannagan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Flannagan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • Betsy Flannagan, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

Flannagan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Flannagan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flannagan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flannagan (post 1700)



  • John William Flannagan Jr. (1885-1955), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1931-49
  • James H. Flannagan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1876
  • J. W. Flannagan, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924
  • E. G. Flannagan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1932, 1940
  • Dallas Flannagan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1916; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 10th District, 1920
  • Maureen Osborne Flannagan (b. 1973), known professionally as Maureen Flannigan, an American three-time Young Artist Award nominated actress
  • John Bernard Flannagan (1895-1942), American sculptor from Fargo, North Dakota
  • John William Flannagan Jr. (1885-1955), American politician, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee (1945 - 1947)
  • John Thomas Aloysius Flannagan (1860-1926), American Catholic priest, 2nd president of St. Ambrose College in Iowa (1891 to 1906)
  • John Flannagan (b. 1852), Irish-born, United States Navy sailor, recipient of the Medal of Honor for saving a fellow seaman from drowning
  • ... (Another 1 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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Citations


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  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. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Flannagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flannagan 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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