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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. LAF-ee  [key]
Other Forms FormsÓ Laithimh, Ó Flaithimh, Ó Laochdha, Leahy, Lahey, Lahaie, Lahaye, Laffy, Lafey, Laffea, Laffay, Laffe, Laffee, Laffie, Laffer, Leafey, Leahey, Lehy, Leah, Laehy, Lea, Leghe, Lahy, O'Leahy

Meaning & History

Reduced anglicisation of Gaelic Ó Laithimh, itself derived from the earlier form Ó Flaithimh, ultimately from flaitheamh meaning "ruler". It could also be a variant of Leahy.
Added 10/15/2020 by General9696
Edited 12/11/2022 by General9696