The surname Flannary originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Flannabhra," derived from the words "flann," which means "red," and "abhar," which means "eyebrow."
Early Origins of the Flannary family
The surname Flannary was first found in County Tipperary
(Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland
, in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Flannary family
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Flannary Spelling Variations
Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Flannary family name. Variations found include Flannery, Flannary, Flanary, O'Flannery and others.
Early Notables of the Flannary family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flannary family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Flannary:
Flannary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pat Flannary, aged 22, who landed in America in 1822 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Flannary Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Nicholas Flannary and his wife Nancy and children Michael, Patrick, Catherine, Ellen, John, Margaret, Mary, and Winifred all arrived in Quebec in 1848
The Flannary 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: Firmitate coeli floreat arbor
Motto Translation: May the tree flourish in Heaven