The name O'Flattery has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as O Flaithfhileadh, which means prince poet.
from ancient times.
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Up until the mid twentieth century, surnames throughout the world were recorded by scribes with little regard of spelling. Scribes recorded the name as they thought the surname should be spelt. Names, therefore, often had many spelling variations
. The variations of the name O'Flattery include: Flattery, Flatley and others.
Many Irish families
boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination at that time. Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the O'Flattery family name: James Flattery who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860; Domenico Flatley and his wife Bridget and three children arrived in New York in 1878.