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LAFFERTY Family History

Mainly found in Ulster. Other spellings of the Lafferty clan include - Laverty, Laferty, and Laherty.

The Irish translation, Ó Laifeartaigh, means prince, ruler and noble.

Lord of Elagh in county Donegal was the Chief of the Lafferty or Laverty tribe.

He was described as the most worthy heir of Tyrone.


The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of O'Laherty, which was dated circa 1560, in the Elizabethian "Fiant Litterae Patentes", during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 of England, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603.

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