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Before Irish names were translated into English, laflin had a Gaelic form of O Lochlainn, which is derived from a Norse personal name.

laflin Early Origins



The surname laflin was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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laflin Spelling Variations


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laflin Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, scribes listened to a person's name and then decided the spelling from there. Names, therefore, often had many spelling variations. The variations of the name laflin include: Loughlin, O'Loughlin, Loughnane and others.

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laflin Early History


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laflin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laflin research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1300, 1789, 1819, 1828, and 1842 are included under the topic Early laflin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laflin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laflin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early laflin 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



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name laflin or one of its variants: David W. Dennis, Eugene, Isaac, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Patrick, and William Loughlin, all landed in Pennsylvania between 1773 and 1864; James Loughlin landed in New York State in 1823. In Newfoundland, William was the holder of an inn in St. John's around 1730.

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Contemporary Notables of the name laflin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laflin (post 1700)



  • Reginald W. Laflin (1857-1906), American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1901
  • James C. Laflin, American politician, Mayor of Clayton, Missouri, 1971-79
  • Fordyce L. Laflin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County 1st District, 1858
  • Addison Henry Laflin (1823-1878), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 20th District, 1858-59; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1865-71

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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: Anchora salutis
Motto Translation: The anchor of salvation.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The laflin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laflin 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 1 February 2016 at 09:34.

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