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

lafferty Early Origins



The surname lafferty 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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lafferty Spelling Variations


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lafferty Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the lafferty family name include Flaherty, O'Flaherty, Flaverty, Laverty, Faherty and many more.

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lafferty Early History


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lafferty Early History



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

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lafferty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lafferty 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 lafferty 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



In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of lafferty:

lafferty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Lafferty, who landed in America in 1795
  • John Lafferty, who landed in America in 1795

lafferty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Lafferty, who landed in New York in 1833
  • Patrick Lafferty, aged 23, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1834
  • James Lafferty, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

lafferty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Lafferty, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Mrs. Mary Lafferty, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Herald" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)

lafferty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Lafferty, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"

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Contemporary Notables of the name lafferty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lafferty (post 1700)



  • Mike Lafferty (1948-1972), American former alpine skier who competed in the 1972 Winter Olympics
  • Frank Bernard "Flip" Lafferty (1854-1910), American Major League Baseball player from Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Frank X. Lafferty, American politician, Supervisor of Ecorse Township, Michigan, 1930
  • Edward J. Lafferty, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Nebraska Railway Commission, 1948
  • E. J. Lafferty, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Charles L. Lafferty, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1936
  • Charles I. Lafferty, American Democrat politician, Chair of Atlantic County Democratic Party, 1925-27; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1928, 1932
  • Abraham Walter Lafferty (1875-1964), American politician, Representative from Oregon, 1911-15
  • James Lafferty, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1911-12
  • James H. Lafferty, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Westmoreland County, 1887-88, 1891
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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