If you are conducting some Flaherty family history research then you can view the Flaherty coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Flaherty surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Flaherty in Ireland
is always associated with County
Galway in the West of the country.
It was in Galway near Lough Corrib
that the Sept became established,
leaving Aughnanure Castle as their
legacy. The Gaelic form of the name
was O'Flaithbheartaigh which translates
as 'bright ruler'.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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