Flaherty Family History
Flaherty Surname History
This Flaherty origins and history page contains the contributed history of the Flaherty family name made up of user-submitted content from other AncientFaces users. The Flaherty family name is an old family line that has migrated all across the world over the centuries. The surname Flaherty, according to one branch of the family, may have originally been O'Flaherty and originated in Ireland. The surname means, according to the same researcher, "great chief."
The O'Flaherty family originated in the northwest Eire county of Galway and more widely in an area known as Connaught which covers other counties. The meaning of the name is "Great Chief".
Flaherty country of origin
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The nationality of Flaherty may be difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Flaherty may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).
Meaning of the last name Flaherty
According to one family researcher, "Flaherty" means "great chief."
- Barbara J Frazier Flaherty 1849 - 1879
- Nellie A. Ellen Flaherty 1865 - 1939
- Hiram P Flaherty 1883 - ?
- Charlotte Flaherty-Raby 1887 - ?
- Lucy Jane Flaherty Morace
- Shanna M Flaherty-Pierce 1959 - ?
- Patricia Flaherty
- Cynthia A Flaherty 1885 - ?
- Charlotte L Flaherty 1887 - ?
- Ann Moore Flaherty B 1803)
- Harriet W Flaherty Swayze
- Annie Laurie Flaherty Thompson
- George Arthur Eugene Flaherty 1934 - ?
- Michael Frazier Flaherty
- Joseph Walter Flaherty
- Benjamin E Flaherty 1876 - ?
- James Harper Flaherty
- Mary Jane Flaherty
- Elizabeth Black Flaherty ? - 1873
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Famous people named Flaherty
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Flaherty
At least one branch of the Flahery family is Irish.
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Flaherty spelling variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Flaherty were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Flaherty. Names like Flaherty change in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over generations. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Flaherty family name are important to understanding the history of the name.