Lafferty Family History
Lafferty Name Meaning
Irish (mainly northern Ireland): shortened 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’. The internal consonant cluster -thbh- of the Irish name is variously realized as f v or h. See also Flaherty .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press