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The surname laffan is derived from a child. The surname laffan is derived from the French "l'enfant," or perhaps from La Font or La Fin, which are both found in French records.

laffan Early Origins



The surname laffan was first found in counties Tipperary and Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they were granted lands by Strongbow after the invasion of Ireland in 1172.

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laffan Spelling Variations


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laffan Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations for the name laffan include: Laffan, Laffin, La Font, Laffhan and others.

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laffan Early History


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laffan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laffan research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early laffan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laffan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laffan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early laffan 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



The Irish emigration during the late 18th and 19th century contributed to the melting pot of nationalities in North America, and the building of a whole new era of industry and commerce in what was seen as a rich, new land. Ireland's Great Potato Famine resulted in the worst economic and social conditions in the island's history. And in response to the hunger, disease, and poverty, during this decade the total number of emigrants to leave for North America rivaled all the previous years combined. Those from this decade that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Research into early immigration and passenger lists has shown many people bearing the name laffan:

laffan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lillie Laffan, who landed in Alabama in 1927
  • Mary Antonio Laffan, who arrived in Alabama in 1927

laffan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Michael Laffan U.E., "Laffen" who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 [1]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

laffan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Laffan, whose marriage was recorded in Nova Scotia in 1815
  • John Laffan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1815

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Contemporary Notables of the name laffan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laffan (post 1700)



  • William MacKay Laffan (1848-1909), Irish-born, American publisher and editor of the New York Sun, a friend, correspondent and publisher of Mark Twain
  • Stella Laffan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1948; Member of Iowa Democratic State Central Committee, 1949
  • Sir Robert Michael Laffan (1821-1882), Irish officer of the Royal Engineers and politician, and Governor of Bermuda
  • Robert Laffan (b. 8201), Irish Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly (1823-1833)
  • Gary Laffan (b. 1975), retired Irish hurler who played as a full-forward for the Wexford (1994-2002)
  • Sir Joseph De Courcy Laffan (1786-1848), 1st Baronet, Irish physician, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria's father the Duke of Kent
  • Patrick Laffan, Irish film actor
  • Brigid Laffan, Irish Research Director of the Dublin European Institute, and lecturer at University College Dublin
  • Michael Laffan, Irish historian
  • Patricia A. Laffan (b. 1919), English actress, known for Quo Vadis (1951), Devil Girl from Mars (1954) and 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Vincit omnia veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers all things.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  10. 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.
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The laffan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laffan 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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