The surname O'Flynn is derived from the Gaelic personal name Flann which denotes
"a dull red color" and means ruddy when applied to persons. O Floinn is the form
of the surname in Irish. It is one of those which arose independently in several parts of
the country and, as might be expected, is widely distributed. It ranks forty-first in the
list of most numerous surnames in Ireland. These are found chiefly in two main areas -
Cork and Waterford in the south, and on the borders of Connacht and Ulster in the adjacent
counties of Roscommon, Leitrim and Cavan. Two of the O'Flynn families originated in Co.
Cork. Of these O'Flynn of Ardagh Castle (between Skibbereen and Baltimore) was a branch of
the Corca Laoidhe; and the O'Flynns of Muskerry were lords of Muskerrylinn , the country
between Ballyvourney and Blarney.
The first of this name that can be traced to us is Daniel Flynn. He was born sometime
in the mid 19th century and it is unknown when he died. He married a woman by
the name of Kit OBrien and they had seven children: Mary,
William, Michael, Daniel , Morris , Bridget, Edward.
Children and Grand Children of DANIEL FLYNN and KIT O'BRIEN were:
|WILLIAM FLYNN, was born in Ireland, and died in Ireland. He married a woman
named BURKE. He lived at the home place - Slumber Hill:
|MICHAEL FLYNN, was born Unknown in Ireland, and died Unknown. Michael
lived in Castletownroche. He|
married _______ :
|DANIEL FLYNN, was born Unknown in Ireland, and died Unknown. He married
Daniel lived in Ballyhooly
Daniel and Kits son EDWARD was born in the late 1800's in Beneskehy, or Slumber
Hill, County Cork, Ireland, and died sometime about 1935. He married ELLEN LINEHAN in IRELAND, daughter of JAMES LENEHAN and BESS. She
may have been born in Glenivele, Ireland. She died in Ireland. Edward was a farm laborer
and moved around ,where the work went, and he usually lived in the house that came with
the job. He lived at Kilavullen/ Knockbrack, Cork for a time (where his son Christopher
was born in 1903). He moved to Ballaban around 1914, when his daughter Bessy was born. His
home place was at Slumber Hill. Edward died sometime in the 1930's. Their children are: MARY, KITTY, JAMES , DANIEL , CHRISTOPHER , BESSY, JOHN
, MAURICE , EDWARD , NOEL (Maurice or Morris, Edward and Noel may not be correct)
The Children, Grand Children and Great Grandchildren of EDWARD FLYNN and
|DANIEL FLYNN, b. January
05, 1896, Killavullen, Cork, Ireland; d. January 08, 1973, Killavullen, Cork, Ireland|
|KATHERINE 'KITTY' FLYNN
was born 1898 in Ireland, and died May 01, 1974 in Ireland.She married (1) WILLIAM POWER.
He was born Unknown in Ireland, and died 1937 in Ireland. She married (2) PATRICK
O'MAHONEY. He was born Unknown in Ireland, and died September 08, 1982 in Ireland.
|PATRICK 'PATSY' POWER was born 1923 in Ireland,and died
August 1997 in Ireland. He married LILLY
|JOHN POWER married EILEEN DONOVAN
|MARY ELLEN POWER|
|NORRIE POWER |
|MARY FLYNN was born 1900 in Ireland, and died
February 16, 1971 in Killavullen,County Cork, Ireland. She lived at Barrett Terrace,
Killavullen, Co. Cork, Ireland. She married DENIS (O') FLYNN .
|EDWARD FLYNN, b. August 20, 1928, Ireland; d. 1996, Ireland|
|NOEL DENIS FLYNN married BRIDIE SULLIVAN
|DEIDRE FLYNN m. DENIS COLLINS,|
|MAJELLA FLYNN m. JEROME LINEHAN, .|
|GRAINNE FLYNN m. JIM JEEJEEBHOY, Private.|
|MARY FLYNN married LARRY LUDDY
|MAURICE 'MOSSIE' FLYNN married BREEDA KELLY
|MARY FLYNN married SIMON HILL
|MICHAEL FLYNN HILL|
|BREEDA FLYNN m. BARTH. "BATT" MURPHY
|CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL FLYNN
was born January 03, 1903 in Knochbrach,Mallow, Cork, Ireland, and died November 26, 1982
in Bronx, NY. He married CHRISTENA F. NYHAN on November 11,
1934 in St.Pius Church, Bronx, NY, daughter of JAMES NYHAN and
CATHERINE ADAMS. She was born December 25, 1906 in Knuttery, County Cork, IR, and died
March 07, 1987 in New York, NY.
|EILEEN ELLEN MARIE FLYNN married JOHN JOSEPH SR. CRONIN Private, son of CORNELIUS
CRONIN and ELLEN BROSNAN. He was born Private.
|MICHAEL CORNELIUS CRONIN, SR
|MICHAEL C. Jr.|
|TIMOTHY JOHN CRONIN|
|JOHN JOSEPH JR. CRONIN|
|CATHERINE FLYNN married (1)JAMES JR HUNTER and later married (2) HARRISON HAIRE.
|JAMES T III HUNTER, married MarryEllen Rogers|
|KENNETH HUNTER, b. June 11, 1964,NY; d. April 17, 1966, NY.|
|CHRISTOPHER HUNTER,md Anne Marie LoScalzo
|LAUREN ANN HUNTER.|
|JOANNE HUNTER md TIM HANDEL
|MARY ANNE FLYNN, b. July 24, 1945, NY; d. September 13, 1990, Pelham Manor, Westchester,
|JAMES FLYNN was born 1904 in Ireland, and died
May 04, 1973 in Ballybawn, Killavullen, Cork, Ireland. He married CHRISTINE BUCKLEY. She
was born December 1909 in Ireland, and died 1984 in Ireland.
|DANNY FLYNN married MARIE O'CONNOR
|BESSY FLYNN was born Private. She married JOHN
|MARY BRACKEN married RAY HOWELL.
|JACQUELINE HOWELL and CHRIS :
|MAURICE FLYNN, b. Unknown, Ireland; d. Unknown,
|JOHN FLYNN, b. Unknown, Ireland; d. April 21,