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Flavin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Flavin 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 Flavin family


The surname Flavin 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 Flavin family


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Flavin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Flahavan, Flahavin, Flahaven, Flavahan, Flavin and many more.

Early Notables of the Flavin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Flavin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flavin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Flavin, aged 20, who landed in America from Kerry, in 1892
  • Mary Flavin, aged 19, who settled in America from Kerry, in 1892
  • Martin Flavin, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Balllyconry, in 1898
  • Denis Flavin, aged 20, who landed in America from Cashel, in 1899

Flavin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Flavin, aged 20, who settled in America from Ireland, in 1900
  • Johanna Flavin, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Cashel, in 1900
  • Kate Flavin, aged 26, who settled in America from Roscommon, in 1900
  • Edward Flavin, aged 50, who landed in America from Kilcoleman, in 1901
  • Ellen Flavin, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Kilcoleman, in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flavin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Flavin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • John Flavin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1836
  • Thomas and Patrick Flavin were recorded in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Patrick Flavin, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Thomas Flavin, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Flavin (post 1700)


  • John Thomas Flavin (b. 1942), former American baseball pitcher
  • Nancy Flavin (b. 1950), American politician
  • Glennon Patrick Flavin (1916-1995), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Tim Flavin (b. 1959), American actor
  • Martin Flavin (1883-1967), American playwright and novelist
  • James Flavin (1906-1976), American character actor
  • Dan Flavin (1933-1996), American sculptor who experimented with the use of light
  • Ray M. Flavin (b. 1912), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 83rd District, 1965-66; Defeated in primary, 1966, 1968 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Phillip Flavin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Margaret Flavin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Flavin family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Mary Shea  Flavin (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Mary A  Flavin (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Mary  Flavin (1879-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

The Flavin 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


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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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