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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."

Flavin Early Origins



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.

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Flavin Spelling Variations


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Flavin Spelling Variations



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

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Flavin Early History


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Flavin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flavin research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flavin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flavin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flavin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flavin 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



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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flavin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flavin (post 1700)



  • Thomas E. Flavin, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 1990-91
  • Ray M. Flavin (b. 1912), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 83rd District, 1965-66; Defeated in primary, 1966, 1968
  • Phillip Flavin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Margaret Flavin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Arthur T. Flavin, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Curaçao, 1932
  • 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
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Flavin Historic Events


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Flavin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion


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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: Certavi et vici
Motto Translation: I have fought and conquered


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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    The Flavin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flavin 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 18 September 2016 at 08:55.

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