Flanagan Name History

Flanagan Irish Coat of Arms


Flanagan is a common Irish surname. There were at least 3 separate clans in Ireland with no connection. In Gaelic the name is Ó Flannagáin and many variations exist today. Variant spellings of the Irish surname Flanagan include Flanagan, Flanigan, Flannigan, Flannaghan, O'Flanagan, O'Flannagain, Flaniken, Flenigen and more.

The name Flanagan derives from the Gaelic form, O Flannagain. 'Flann' means red or ruddy. The name Flanagan comes from the Irish county of Roscommon. The Flanagan motto is, "Certavi et vici," which means "I have fought and conquered." 

Find out more about Flanagans in Ireland

The Flanagan coat of arms features an oak tree on a white background. For detailed Flanagan name history information, visit our Framed Irish Family Name History (#1760).

The Irish Rose has a large selection gift items featuring Flanagan coat of arms. See the Irish coat of arms page on theirishrose.com for family crest ideas and products.

Find a Flanagan Pub in Ireland

There's more than one place to raise a pint in Ireland if you're a Flanagan looking for a namesake pub. Try one of these fine establishments:

If you can't visit in person, our personalized Flanagan pub gifts are the next best thing!

Notable people named Flanagan

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