The Flavahan surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Ó Flaithimhín" and "Ó Flaitheamháin," meaning "descendant of Flaithimhín," or "descendant of Flaitheamhán." Both personal names come from the word "flaith" meaning "prince," or "ruler."
Early Origins of the Flavahan family
The surname Flavahan was first found in County Waterford
(Irish: Port Láirge), and the neighboring part of County Cork
, where fourteen families with the name O'Flahavan were listed in the Elizabethan Fiants.
Early History of the Flavahan family
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Flavahan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Flahavan, Flahavin, Flahaven, Flavahan, Flavin and many more.
Early Notables of the Flavahan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flavahan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Flavahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Flavahan was naturalized in Ohio in 1878
The Flavahan 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