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The surname Flannery originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Flannabhra," derived from the words "flann," which means "red," and "abhar," which means "eyebrow."

Flannery Early Origins



The surname Flannery 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.

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Flannery Spelling Variations


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Flannery 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 Flannery family name include Flannery, Flannary, Flanary, O'Flannery and others.

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Flannery Early History


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Flannery Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flannery research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1401 and 1415 are included under the topic Early Flannery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flannery Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flannery Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flannery 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 Flannery to North America:

Flannery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Flannery arrived in New York State with his wife and family in 1811
  • Henry Flannery arrived in Newcastle Co. DE in 1829
  • Edmond Flannery, aged 36, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1848
  • Maria Flannery, aged 6, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1848
  • Nicholas Flannery, aged 40, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flannery Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Flannery, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Thomas Flannery, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Flannery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Flannery, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Mary Flannery, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Catherine Flannery, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"
  • Michael Flannery, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Margaret Flannery, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

Flannery Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Flannery landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Flannery, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Patrick Flannery, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flannery (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flannery (post 1700)



  • Thomas A. Flannery, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1969-71
  • Wilburn Elmer Flannery (1904-1958), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Logan County, 1945-58; Speaker of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1949-58
  • Thomas Flannery, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Patrick Flannery, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2012
  • Patricia Flannery, American politician, Mayor of Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, 2008
  • Mildred Davis Flannery, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Logan County, 1958; Appointed 1958
  • Margaret Flannery, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944
  • L. G. Flannery, American Democrat politician, Wyoming Democratic State Chair, 1937; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1948
  • Joseph E. Flannery, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960
  • John T. Flannery, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908
  • ... (Another 20 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: Firmitate coeli floreat arbor
Motto Translation: May the tree flourish in Heaven


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    6. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Flannery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flannery 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 16 February 2016 at 11:42.

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