The surname O'Faghny comes from the Irish Gaelic name O Fachtnain.The name indicates the son of Fachtna, an ancient forename much in favor with the O'Kellys of Ui Maine, with whom it was modernized as Festus.
(Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Miles Faughnan, who was naturalized in New York in 1847; Francis and Ann Faughnan, who immigrated to New York in 1849; Edward Faughanan and his family from Leitrim
, who landed in New York in 1850.