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The Irish surname Flood begins was originally the Gaelic MacTuile, O Maoltuile, or Mac Maoltuile. "tuile" means "flood," and the names Tully and Flood were at one time interchangeable in Ireland. However, some of the Gaelic names that have become "flood" may have been mistranslations, and that contained the Gaelic "toile," meaning "toil," or "will." In Ulster, Floyd has sometimes been used as a spelling variant of Flood; however, Floyd is normally a cognate of the Welsh name Lloyd, derived from the word 'llwyd,' which means ‘grey.’

Flood Early Origins



The surname Flood was first found in Connacht, where they could be found since ancient times, and were hereditary physicians to the O'Connors of Galway.

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Flood Spelling Variations


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Flood Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Flood were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Flood, Floyd, Floode, Floyde, Tully, MacTully,Talley, Tally and many more.

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Flood Early History


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Flood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flood research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1st., 1620 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Flood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flood 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 Flood family in North America:

Flood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmund Flood landed in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Edmond Flood, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Edmund Flood, who landed in Massachusetts in 1623
  • Sam Flood, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Jon Flood, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Cornelius Flood, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
  • Peter Flood, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Flood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alice Flood, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Elizabeth Flood, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Thomas Flood, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • William Flood, aged 20, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • Daniel Flood, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jane Flood, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Flood from Inistioge (county Kilkenny) was a resident of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1782 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Flood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Flood of Harbour Grace settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Flood, aged 34, a farmer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Janet Flood, aged 30, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • James Flood, aged 15, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • John Flood, aged 2, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Flood, Canadian convict from Montreal, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Bridget Flood, English convict from Northumberland, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Ann Flood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • Patrick Flood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Fred Flood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Flood, aged 62, a shoemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • S. Flood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flood (post 1700)



  • John H. Flood (1939-2016), American politician, Sheriff of Norfolk County, Massachusetts from 1996 to 1999
  • Brigadier-General William J. Flood (1895-1977), American Chief of Staff 7th Air Force (1942-1946)
  • Daniel J. Flood (1903-1994), American politician
  • Thomas A. Flood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1924
  • Thomas Schmeck Flood (1844-1908), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1887-91
  • Timothy Flood, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 79th District, 2010
  • Willie L. Flood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; Candidate for Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 2004
  • Frank H. Flood (b. 1851), American Republican politician, Seneca County Coroner, 1879; Chemung County Coroner, 1898-1900; Mayor of Elmira, New York, 1900-02
  • Francis G. Flood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Edward Flood, American Democrat politician, Chair of Schuyler County Democratic Party, 1910
  • ... (Another 34 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Flood Historic Events


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Flood Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Flood, British Leading Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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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: Vis unita fortior
Motto Translation: Strength united is the more powerful.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. 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).
  7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Flood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flood 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 4 November 2016 at 08:48.

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