Everything you need to know about the Irish surname O'Flaherty - its meaning, origins, interesting facts and famous people with the last name O'Flahery.

Irish derivation of O'Flaherty:

Flaithbhertaigh.

O'Flaherty name meaning:

"Bright leader."

Counties associated with the name O'Flaherty:

Galway, also Kerry and Clare.

O'Flaherty coat of arms motto:

“Fortuna Favet Fortibus,” or fortune favors the brave.

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Interesting facts about the Irish surname O'Flaherty:

 - For 400 years, the O'Flahertys held Connacht with such dominance that in 1585 the Englishman Sir John Perrot referred to it as "O'Fflahertyes Contrey" in his history of the area.

Some famous O’Flahertys:

 - Robert J Flaherty (1884-195, First commercially successful documentary maker)

 - Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900, the full name of Oscar Wilde writer, extraordinaire)

 - Liam O’Flaherty (1896-1984, Irish Renaissance writer). 

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Here are some interesting facts about the Irish last name O'Flaherty, including its history, family crest, coat of arms, and famous clan members.