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  • Ann Pitt (1826 - c.1904)
  • Monsignor Edward J. Flanagan of Boys Town (1886 - 1948)
    Monsignor Edward Joseph Flanagan (13 July 1886 – 15 May 1948) was an Irish-born priest of the Catholic Church in the United States. He founded the orphanage known as Boys Town located in Boys Town, Dou...
  • Florence Flanagan (1912 - d.)
    Florence Flanagan, dau. of John Flanagan and Florence ---, was b. in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1912. She worked at Snake Hill Hospital/Sanitarium in the 1930's, in Secaucus, New Jersey. Child: Flore...
  • George Flanagan (deceased)
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  • Laura Hillenbrand
    Laura Hillenbrand (born May 15, 1967) is an American author of books and magazine articles. Career Hillenbrand's first book was the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001), a nonfiction a...

About the Flanagan surname

Flanagan, History & Ireland About the name "Flanagan"

The surname Flanagan is descriptive in origin, "Flann" meaning red or ruddy. Most sources suggest that it means "red-headed" though some suggest that it refers to a ruddy complexion. Several distinct families with the surname emerged in Ireland, arising in different locales, including the counties of Fermanagh, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford, and Westmeath.

Spelling variations of the name include: Flanagan, Flanaghan, Flangan, Flanigan, Flannagan, Flannigan, Flanningan, Flanikin, Flanakin, Flanagin, Flanigin, Flenniken, Flannacan, Flannacain, and any of these prefixed with an O'. A Bibliography of source material covering the course of Irish history may be found at the World of Royalty's Irish Royalty page.