If you are conducting some Oflaherty family history research then you can view the Oflaherty 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 Oflaherty surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name O'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 form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|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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