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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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    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 13 October 2015 at 11:55.

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