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Lahiff Family History & Genealogy

427 biographies and 9 photos with the Lahiff last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Lahiff family members.

Lahiff Last Name History & Origin

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History

There are a number of spellings of the surname Lahiff. These include Flahy, Flahive, now a very rare form, Lahive, Lahiff, Leahy, and Lahy. They are believed to derive from the 12th century Gaelic O'Laochda, meaning "The descendant of the hero". No one knows just who this hero was, but Lahiff’s are strong and enduring to the end.

Name Origin

As stated, the name means “of the Hero”.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Flahy, Flahive, Lahive, Leahy

Nationality & Ethnicity

The clan centre is in the province of Connacht, and specifically Counties Clare and Galway.

Famous People named Lahiff

There have been a number of outstanding personalities associated with the name, and these include John O'Lahy, an Irish patriot, who in 1581 was hanged for allowing a priest to escape to France, the famous painter Edward Leahy (1797 - 1875), and the Archbishop of Cashell, the Rev. Patrick Leahy (1806 - 1875). The first known recording of the surname was that of John Lahiff, who died in 1343. He was the bishop of Killala, during the reign of King Edward 111 of England, 1327 - 1377.
Modern Lahiff’s who have made claim to fame include Constable Michael Lahiff one of the first to die in the Irish uprisings Lahiff Tavern owner William “Billy” Lahiff, actress Nancy Carroll aka Ann Veronica Lahiff, Craig Lahiff the Australian film director.

Early Lahiffs

These are the earliest records we have of the Lahiff family.

Daniel Lahiff of Kton Australia was born in 1818, and died at age 82 years old in 1900 in Kton.
Margaret Lahiff of Nhill Hosp Australia was born in 1823, and died at age 70 years old in 1893 in Nhill Hosp.
Patrick Lahiff of Kburra Australia was born in 1829, and died at age 89 years old in 1918 in Kburra.
Mary Lahiff of Kton Australia was born in 1832, and died at age 65 years old in 1897 in Kton.
Ann Lahiff of Kburra Australia was born in 1835 to Oriley Michael Lahiff and Chirey Lahiff. Ann Lahiff died at age 81 years old in 1916 in Kburra.
Agnes Lahiff of Australia was born in 1840, and died at age 32 years old in 1872.
Thomas James Lahiff of Bridgewater Australia was born in 1841, and died at age 63 years old in 1904 in Bridgewater.
Thomas Lahiff of Bridgewater Australia was born in 1841 in County Clare Ireland, and died at age 62 years old on September 14, 1904 in Bridgewater, VIC Australia. Thomas Lahiff was buried on September 16, 1904 in Bridgewater Cemetery, Loddon Shire County.
John Lahiff
John Lahiff was a peasant Herder taking care of cattle in the Burren of County Clare most of his life. In 1873, he came to America with his mother and four young children entering through Castle Garden. He returned to Ireland minus one son who died in Providence, Rhode Island but having gained a baby daughter there as well. They returned to the Burren and continued to have children. In his late 50’s he again attempted to relocate his family to America, entering through Ellis Island in 1889. This time they remained in Newport, Rhode Island near his sisters Margaret and Honora. He lived out the remainder of his life there and died in 1919 never knowing his grandchildren would make great accomplishments as business people, Tavern owners, and even Broadway stars with one becoming the first to sing and dance in a talkie movie.
Michael Lahiff of Malv E Australia was born in 1844, and died at age 76 years old in 1920 in Malv E.
Eliza (Fitzgerald) Lahiff
Eliza (Fitzgerald) Lahiff was born on May 8, 1844, and died at age 55 years old in 1899. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Eliza (Fitzgerald) Lahiff.
Bridget Lahiff of Richmond Australia was born in 1851, and died at age 64 years old in 1915 in Richmond.

Lahiff Family Photos

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Updated Lahiff Biographies

James Lionel Lahiff of Hayward, Alameda County, CA was born on August 13, 1907, and died at age 84 years old on January 5, 1992. James Lahiff was buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery Section U Site 117-A 1300 Sneath Lane, in San Bruno.
David A Lahiff of Andover, Ashtabula County, OH was born on April 6, 1928, and died at age 71 years old on October 24, 1999.
Edwin P Lahiff of Greendale, Milwaukee County, WI was born on January 5, 1922, and died at age 78 years old on November 3, 2000.
Raymond J Lahiff of Bristol, Bristol County, RI was born on August 28, 1909, and died at age 89 years old on February 3, 1999.
Lawrence J Lahiff of Willow Grove, Montgomery County, PA was born on January 2, 1924, and died at age 75 years old on March 19, 1999.
Marcus G Lahiff of Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin was born on April 18, 1901, and died at age 67 years old in April 1968.
Bridget (Mullins) Lahiff of Bmarsh Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bridget (Mullins) Lahiff.
Thomas Lahiff of Bmarsh Australia, was married to Bridget (Mullins) Lahiff in 1892, and has children Thomas James Lahiff, Bridget Margaret Lahiff, Ellen Fran Lahiff, and Annie Beatrice Lahiff. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas Lahiff.
Thomas James Lahiff of Brid Australia, was married to Bridget Ofarrell Lahiff in 1877, and has children Patrick John Lahiff, Thomas James Lahiff, Thomas Lahiff, Daniel Michael Lahiff, Joseph Lahiff, Edward Lahiff, Mary Katherine Lahiff, Elizabeth Annie Lahiff, and Winnifred Lahiff. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas Lahiff.
Joseph Lahiff of Brid Australia was born in 1883 in Brid, and died at age 41 years old in 1924 in Cfield.
Bridget Bridget (Ofarrell) Lahiff of Brid Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bridget Ofarrell Lahiff.
Victoria Brigid Lahiff of Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Victoria Brigid Lahiff.
Ann Ann (Reilly) Lahiff of Bendigo Australia, was married to Patrick Lahiff, and has children Ellen Frances Lahiff, Patrick Francis Lahiff, Eliza Jane Lahiff, Margaret Agnes Lahiff, Margaret Agnes Lahiff, and Catherine Lahiff. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ann Reilly Lahiff.
Patrick Lahiff of Hawthorn Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Patrick Lahiff.
Sarah Jane (Tuohy) Lahiff of Richmond Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah Jane (Tuohy) Lahiff.
Patrick John Lahiff of Richmond Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Patrick John Lahiff.
Patrick Lahiff of Laanecoorie Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Patrick Lahiff.
Margaret Margaret (Lahiff) Mcneil of Glasgow Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaret (Lahiff) Mcneil.
Julia Mary Lahiff of Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Julia Mary Lahiff.
Margaret Margaret (Lahiff) Strang of Brighton Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaret Lahiff Strang.

Popular Lahiff Biographies

Eliza (Fitzgerald) Lahiff
Eliza (Fitzgerald) Lahiff was born on May 8, 1844, and died at age 55 years old in 1899. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Eliza (Fitzgerald) Lahiff.
Mary Ann (Brown) Lahiff of Richmond Australia was born in 1893, and died at age 86 years old on January 2, 1980 in Hawthorn, VIC. Mary Lahiff was buried on January 7, 1980 at Box Hill Cemetery Middleborough Rd, in Box Hill.
John Lahiff
John Lahiff was a peasant Herder taking care of cattle in the Burren of County Clare most of his life. In 1873, he came to America with his mother and four young children entering through Castle Garden. He returned to Ireland minus one son who died in Providence, Rhode Island but having gained a baby daughter there as well. They returned to the Burren and continued to have children. In his late 50’s he again attempted to relocate his family to America, entering through Ellis Island in 1889. This time they remained in Newport, Rhode Island near his sisters Margaret and Honora. He lived out the remainder of his life there and died in 1919 never knowing his grandchildren would make great accomplishments as business people, Tavern owners, and even Broadway stars with one becoming the first to sing and dance in a talkie movie.
Thomas Lahiff of Bridgewater Australia was born in 1841 in County Clare Ireland, and died at age 62 years old on September 14, 1904 in Bridgewater, VIC Australia. Thomas Lahiff was buried on September 16, 1904 in Bridgewater Cemetery, Loddon Shire County.
Stephen Francis Lahiff of Bridgewater Australia was born in 1889 in Bridgewater On Loddon, VIC. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Stephen Francis Lahiff.
William Lahiff was born circa 1893, and died at age 24 years old on April 2, 1918. William Lahiff was buried at Longuenesse (st. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Iv. F. 84. in France. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Lahiff.
Bridgid Delia (Kelly) Lahiff was born in 1893, and died at age 23 years old on January 5, 1917 at Burnley St, in Burnley, VIC Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bridgid Delia Lahiff ( Kelly.
Winifred Dorothea (Lahiff) Lind was born in 1893, and died at age 85 years old on March 8, 1979 in Hughesdale, VIC Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Winifred Dorothy Lind ( Lahiff.
Elizabeth Annie Lahiff was born in Bridgewater On Loddon, VIC Australia to Bridget Lahiff ( O'Farrell and Thomas Lahiff, and has siblings Patrick John Lahiff, Thomas James Lahiff, Daniel Lahiff, Joseph Lahiff, Edward George Lahiff, Mary Lahiff, Stephen Francis Lahiff, Delia Lahiff, and Winifred Dorothy Lind ( Lahiff. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Annie Lahiff.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Daniel Lahiff.
EDWARD GEORGE LAHIFF, Late of 33 Hunter Street Richmond, in Victoria, Supervisor, Deceased.After 14 clear days Mary Ann Lahiff of 33 Hunter street,Richmond in Victoria, widow of the deceased and sole beneficiary under his will dated 1st December, 1947.....



Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Delia Lahiff.
Catherine Elizabeth  (Lahiff) Stone
Catherine Elizabeth (Lahiff) Stone was born on November 24, 1866, and died at age 76 years old on April 15, 1943. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Catherine Elizabeth (Lahiff) Stone.
Daniel Thomas Lahiff of Richmond Australia was born in 1920 in Richmond, VIC. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Daniel Thomas Lahiff.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Lahiff.
Joseph Lahiff was born in 1883. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Joseph Lahiff.
Patrick Lahiff was born on November 9, 1886 in Bridgewater On Loddon, VIC Australia, and died at age 69 years old in 1955. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Patrick John Lahiff.
Thomas James Lahiff of Bridgewate Australia was born in 1880 in Bridgewate, and died at age 66 years old in 1946 at Lyndon street Elsternwick, in Elsternwick, VIC.
Ethel May (Mccan) Lahiff was born in 1880 to Moses William Mccann and Johanna McCann ( Ryan. Ethel Lahiff married Thomas James Lahiff, and died at age 80 years old on April 30, 1961 in Elsternwick, VIC Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ethel May Lahiff ( McCann.
Ann Veronica Lahiff
Ann Veronica Lahiff was born in 1903 at New York City, and died at age 62 years old in 1965 at New York City. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ann Veronica Lahiff.

Lahiff Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Lahiff family member is 70.0 years old according to our database of 231 people with the last name Lahiff that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

70.0 years

Oldest Lahiffs

These are the longest-lived members of the Lahiff family on AncientFaces.

Alice M Lahiff of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN was born on December 19, 1896, and died at age 99 years old on November 4, 1996.
99 years
Mary Lahiff of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA was born on July 29, 1887, and died at age 97 years old in April 1985.
97 years
Maude Y Lahiff was born on November 10, 1896, and died at age 96 years old on March 7, 1993.
96 years
Bartholome Lahiff of Jacksonville, Duval County, FL was born on June 11, 1878, and died at age 95 years old in June 1973.
94 years
Charlotte Lahiff of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH was born on April 7, 1900, and died at age 94 years old on March 22, 1995.
94 years
Janie Lahiff of New York, New York County, NY was born on December 20, 1875, and died at age 94 years old in January 1970.
94 years
Helen Botos Lahiff of Burbank, Los Angeles County, California was born on September 2, 1911, and died at age 93 years old on January 16, 2005.
93 years
Catherine Lahiff of Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa was born on December 15, 1885, and died at age 93 years old in May 1979.
93 years
Julia Lahiff of Hazlet, Monmouth County, NJ was born on August 3, 1892, and died at age 93 years old in April 1986.
93 years
Donald F Lahiff of Spokane, Spokane County, WA was born on October 21, 1894, and died at age 93 years old on February 12, 1988.
93 years
Frances Lahiff of Elmhurst, Queens County, NY was born on February 24, 1912, and died at age 93 years old on June 4, 2005.
93 years
Ethel M Lahiff of Columbus, Franklin County, OH was born on September 19, 1910, and died at age 91 years old on June 13, 2002.
91 years
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