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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Fluharty originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Flaithbheartaigh," which means "bright ruler."

Fluharty Early Origins



The surname Fluharty was first found in Connemara Irish : Conamara), which derives from Conmhaicne Mara (meaning: descendants of Con Mhac, of the sea)), County Galway in Connacht where the name claims descent from Flaithbertaigh Ua Flaithbertaigh, King of Connacht, who died 1098. Flaithbertaigh was the first bearer of the surname O'Flaherty, and was Lord of Maigh Seola in what is now County Galway. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Fluharty Spelling Variations


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Fluharty Spelling Variations



The search for the origins of the name Fluharty family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Flaherty, O'Flaherty, Flaverty, Laverty, Faherty and many more.

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Fluharty Early History


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Fluharty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fluharty research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1407, 1593, 1589, 1629 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Fluharty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fluharty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fluharty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was edh Flaithbheartaigh, ( c. 1377?-1407), Taoiseach of Iar Connacht and Chief of the Name; Murrough na dTuadh Flaithbheartaigh, (died 1593), Chief of Iar Connacht; Teige Flaithbheartaigh (died 1589), an...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fluharty 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



Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Fluharty or a variant listed above:

Fluharty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas F Fluharty, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1894

Fluharty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Z. Fluharty, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1911
  • David Z. Fluharty, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Edward E. Fluharty, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Mrs. Edward E. Fluharty, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fluharty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fluharty (post 1700)



  • Vernon L. Fluharty, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Medellin, 1943
  • Shawn Lucas Fluharty, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 3rd District, 2010, 2012

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  11. ...

The Fluharty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fluharty 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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