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The name Flatley has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as O Flaithfhileadh, which means prince poet.

Flatley Early Origins



The surname Flatley was first found in County Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Flatley Spelling Variations


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Flatley Spelling Variations



Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Flatley are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Flattery, Flatley and others.

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Flatley Early History


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Flatley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flatley research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 100 and 1000 are included under the topic Early Flatley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flatley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flatley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flatley 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



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Flatley or one of its variants:

Flatley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Domenico Flatley and his wife Bridget and three children arrived in New York in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flatley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flatley (post 1700)



  • Thomas W. Flatley (b. 1888), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1952-54
  • Robert H. Flatley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952
  • Joan M. Flatley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • James H. Flatley III, American Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, fighter pilot and test pilot, son of Vice Admiral James H. Flatley
  • Paul Richard Flatley (b. 1941), former American football wide receiver
  • Vice Admiral James Henry "Jimmy" Flatley Jr. (1906-1958), American World War II naval aviator and tactician
  • Michael Ryan Flatley (b. 1958), Irish-American step dancer from the south side of Chicago
  • Albert Austin "Bert" Flatley (1919-1987), English footballer and football manager
  • Thomas J. Flatley (d. 2008), Boston real estate tycoon and philanthropist
  • Patrick Flatley (b. 1963), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey forward
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    11. ...

    The Flatley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flatley 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 10 March 2017 at 16:35.

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