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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish (mainly northern Ireland) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithbheartaigh or Mac Fhlaithbheartaigh ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Flaithbheartach’, a personal name composed of the elements flaith ‘prince’, ‘ruler’ + beartach ‘doer of valiant deeds’. See also Flaherty.

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