O'Flanill Surname History
The surname O'Flanill comes from the Irish name O Flannghaile. Although located close to a sept of O'Flannery (O Flannabhra) in County Mayo
, the two septs are quite distinct.
Early Origins of the O'Flanill family
The surname O'Flanill was first found in Counties Mayo and Sligo
(Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht
in Northwestern Ireland
. One named O Flannghaile (d.1395) was the vicar of Skreen, in the barony of Tireragh, County Sligo
, which borders on County Mayo
. The name appears as O'Flanhill and O'Flanill in the 16th century Tudor Fiants, in Rosserk, County Mayo
, and Kilglass, County Sligo.
Early History of the O'Flanill family
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O'Flanill Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Flannelly, O'Flannelly, O'Flanhill, O'Flanill and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Flanill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Flanill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Manus Flanelly, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1834; Timothy Flannelly, who settled in New York in 1835; James Flannelly, who was naturalized in New York in 1838.