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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Fling originally appeared in Gaelic as O Floinn, which is derived from the word "flann," which means "ruddy."

Fling Early Origins



The surname Fling was first found in Tuitre (now Antrim,) where they were Lords of Tuitre. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
However, the Fling surname arose independently in several parts of Ireland. Perhaps the oldest line were a Sept of O Floin in Armagh, Ulster, where they were a senior branch of Clanna Rury of Ulidia, claiming descent from King Colla Uais, the famed 4th century Irish King, who in turn was descended from the Heremon royal line.

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Fling Spelling Variations


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Fling Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Fling family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Flynn, O'Flynn, Flinn, Lynn, O'Lynn, O'Linn and many more.

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Fling Early History


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Fling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fling research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 125 and 1255 are included under the topic Early Fling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fling 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Fling family in North America:

Fling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Fling, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Philip Fling, who arrived in Maryland in 1677
  • Bryan Fling, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Fling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Fling, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Kath Fling, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • William Fling, who arrived in New England in 1737
  • Michael Fling, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1763
  • John Fling, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Fling, who landed in America in 1808
  • Conrad Fling, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846

Fling Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Fling, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr.WilliamFling U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 444 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Fling Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Fling, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833

Fling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Fling, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fling (post 1700)



  • Lewis W. Fling, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 11th District, 1871-73
  • John W. Fling Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924
  • John Fling, American politician, Postmaster at Brooke Court House, Virginia, 1805-16

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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The Fling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fling 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.

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