Researching the surname Flood

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We hope to add many Flood family lines to the Clan Flood website. We will list them on this contents page, and if we have sufficient information it will link to that Flood line's page or to their separate webpage, or both - just click on the GO.  In many instance we do not yet have enough research to create a separate page, and then just a note will be included here. We will not include generations that are living to protect their privacy, unless they have consented. Care to join us? - just email

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I ask that is you have any questions for one of the Clan researchers you copy me on the email, so that I can follow up and make additions to this page.

We ask that you give serious thought to joining our Flood DNA project through Family Tree DNA - you may not yet have found your Irish ancestors by the usual genealogy research, but DNA may connect you to one already in the database!

Thanks - Kevin


The Family of a Hero - The John Flood and Sarah (?) line. Dublin, now in Australia. Researcher Brian Flood GO

The Thomas Flood and Bridget McGauran line from the Townland of Rath, County Longford and the Roman Catholic Parish of Moyvore. Researcher Kevin Patrick Flood (DNA Club) and Raymond Maiara GO

The William Flood and Margaret Dooley line from the Townland of Emper, County Westmeath and the Roman Catholic Parish of Milltown. Researcher James J. Flood (DNA Club) GO

The John Flood and Margaret Lyons line from the Townland of Legan, County Longford and the Roman Catholic Parish of Legan. Researcher James Patrick Flood (DNA Club) GO

The John Flood and Sarah McCann line from Lower Manhattan, possibly from Longford or Westmeath. Researcher Pete Hanley and Kate Hanley GO

The John Flood and Elizabeth Mahar line from
Ballinacarrigy, County Westmeath. Researcher Susan Flood. GO

The James Flood and Mary (?) line, Drogheda, Ireland.
Researcher (husband DNA Club) 
Deborah Flood

The James Flood line in Georgia, prior to the Revolutionary War. Researcher Josh Flood GO

The James Nathaniel Flood line from County Wexford to Alabama. Researcher Valerie Reece. GO

The Thomas Flood line from County Meath, born November 24, 1837.  Married Anne Mullen June 18, 1861 at Longford Cathedral.  Then had businesses in Chicago.  Researcher Robert Flood GO

The John Joseph (Jack) Flood line of Granard, Co. Longford, his son Paul continues the business, JJ Flood and sons. He came from Kilasonna, Granard, Co Longford. His mother was Victory. My cousin John Victory has the full history on the family tree. Researcher Deidre Flood Leavy. The picture below is Deidre, background is Longford.

The John Henry Flood Line, born May 10, 1810, supposedly in Granard, County Longford.  He married Winifred Kenny of Athlone.  The couple came to America in August 1849 with several small kids, landing first in Bath Maine, before moving west to Wisconsin in 1859. My ancestors settled in the far western part of Wisconsin, about 30 miles east of LaCrosse. Researcher John T. Flood

The James D. Flood line out of Massachusetts (perhaps born in Ireland).  James married Katie Flood (native American) These are 1910 census records so it's possible Hazel Flood could have been born to Katie and James two years later.  Looks like in 1920, James was living as a boarder in Council, Second Judicial District Alaska Territory. In the 1910 record James was 57 and in the 1920 record James is 68. Researcher Norman Flood

Norman Flood Family. Norman is second from right with cap.



The James Ramsey Flood line;
born November 30, 1838, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; died Jan.9, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois. His father James Flood was born in  Ireland, his mother maiden name was, I think, Rulfield. Researcher Collette Flood James

The Mark Joseph Flood line (New Zealand) married Caroline Stewart, his first child Mark Walter James Flood is my dads father. Looking to find the Flood origins in Ireland. Researcher Patricia Flood

The Patrick William Flood and Rosanna Doughany line from Longford. Thomas was born as far as I can gather 1855-56 in Ballingary Tipperary, and emigrated to New Zealand. Researcher Steve Flood

The Berkhart Flood line (could it be Bernard) in 1880 age 31, born Ireland circa 1850, place unknown, children Florence, Marie and Edward Charles, Buffalo NY, (interesting that Tim goes 12 DNA markers across the board with James Patrick Flood - seems you need to test to 37 markers!)- perhaps Bernard is one of missing) Researcher (DNA Club)  Jonathan (Tim) Flood

The James Flood and Catherine Dunn line, Taghshinny, RC Parish of Abbeyshrule, Carrickmond, County Longford. They had a daughter Margaret born there in 1871. They came to US around 1880, she married an Alfred Knowles and lived in Flatbush. near Holy Cross Cemetery and later in Sheepshead Bay in St. Marks Parish, and had 5 children. Researcher Desiree Hendrickson

The Peter Flood line from Drung, County Cavan.  His mother was Honora Brady Flood, and he had brothers Patrick and Francis,  My father is Patrick Francis Flood who was born 1897 in Granard, County Longford and who emigrated to the US by way of Canada, via Albany to New York. My uncle Ed Flood was the City Assessor of Albany. Researcher Margaret Flood Nolan , and the same family is next

The Thomas William Flood line from Drung, County Cavan.  His parents were Francis Flood and Honora Brady Flood, and he had brothers James Francis, Edward Joseph, Patrick, Peter John, and a sister, Mary Ann.  My great grandfather, Thomas William was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) He married Mary Jane Jackson, County Louth. Their first son, James Francis Flood, my grandfather, was born in Belfast and emigrated to the US, Albany, NY in 1927. Researcher: Phyllis Flood Knerr whose brother James Flood is in the DNA Club.

The Ricardo Flood line - born in Ireland in 1830, and married Dorotea Gonzalez. Patrick Flood  Land-owner.  Born 1854 in Co. Longford.  Arrived in Buenos Aires on 6-25-1872.  Registered in Salto in 1895.  Died in Arrecfes on 1-15-1911.  He was 57.  There was a brother of Thomas Atkinson, registered in 1895 in the same station in Salto, and dies 5-18-1906.  Married with Mary Flood, born in 1849 in the parish of Forgney, Longford.
Patricio Atkinson FLood.  born 1879.  died 8-30-1917.  bachelor.
Jaun Atkinson Flood.  born 1881 in Salto.  died 1942.  Married Teresa Quinn Fulham in 1912 Researcher Veronica Marianna Flood

The Patrick Flood and Rose Flood nee Henry line. I believe that Patrick Flood (ca.1905-1981) was from county Sligo, and that Rose Henry (ca. 1903-1971) was from county Mayo. They both settled in the Bronx, NY in the 1920s.  Some of the other family names are Henry, Peyton, Quinn and Durkin. Researcher Alberto Forero

The Patrick Flood Iine - The Floods came from Ballynalty, Co. Mayo, Ireland in the 19th century - see the Flood Family Tree online.  Researcher Jesse Stills

The Andrew (Andy) Flood line from Somers NY. He was born someplace in Ireland in 1840 and married a woman named Margaret born 1845. They had six sons; John b. 1870, Joseph b. 1874, Mark b. 1876, Andrew (Andy) b. 1877, Patrick Henry b. 1879 and Tom b. unknown. Does anyone have any information about him and his ancestors. Researcher Ken Merriman

The Patrick Flood line from Dublin (?), married Mary (maiden name unknown), had a daughter Mary Catherine b. c. 1851 Dublin Ireland. Australian Immigration record: Mary Catherine Flood (13 years) came on "Wallasea"  2140 2483  27/9/1865 from Dublin County father Patrick, Mother Mary, both dead.   Came to brother-in-law Edward Ryan of City of Sydney. Archives ref. 4/4990  Mary Catherine Flood, occ. Children's maid Dublin Co. Dublin f. Patrick m Mary both dead relation in colony brother-in-law Edward Ryan Sydney City. Shipping Record -  Wallasea arrived 17-9-1865 120 days in voyage departed Plymouth 30-5-1865 tonnage 1434 contract price per adult 12 pounds 14 shillings &  9 pence masters name E.C. Carry vessel built Buffalo Maine. Mary had a child:         William John Henry b. c. 21-8- 1872, Longs Building Castlereagh St Sydney. Researcher: Betty & John Flood

The John Flood  line - born around 1763 in Hampshire, VA.  He marries a Barbara Williams(?) about 1790.  He dies 21 July 1828 in Mineral, WVA.  Children are Phebe, m. Thomas Riley.  John, m. Catherine Rice (I descend here) Elizabeth, Sarah, m. William Young, Mary C., m. Phillip Long, Elenore, m. john Rankin, Mary Rachen, m. Michael Herrity, Charles O., Ann, m. Thomas young, and Sarah Elizabeth.  John Flood Jr., has a son named Frederick, b. 1832 in Hampshire Va.  He has a son named Alex J. Flood b. 1867 and m. Bemma Plinna Strain 9-13-1889.  They have a daughter Joy Amanda Flood b. 1898.  She marries a Brown and I am a Brown. Researcher: LeeAnna Earnest

Dudley Flood line, b.1761 married  to Mary Blake.  Children were:  Ellen Flood b. abt. 1798, Mary Flood b. 1804 in Co. Meath; William Flood b. 1805 in Rantavin, Co. Cavan; Catherine Flood b. 1813; John Flood b. 1813; James Flood b. 1816 in Rantavin, Co. Cavan.  1921 Ireland Census places them in the town of Mullagh, Rantavin, Co. Cavan.  Marriage records place John & William there in 1845. All immigrated to U.S. in late 1840's with exception of Dudley, Mary, and Ellen.  Seeking information on any person  still in Ireland descended from or related to Dudley Flood Family. 
Researcher Virginia (Flood) Vanderboegh

The Edward Andrew Flood line, born Sept. 25, 1803 in Cripplegate, Middlesex, England and died 1877 in Holborn, London, England.  He married Sarah Mayo July 15, 1827 in St.Leonards Hoxton, Shoreditch, England. She was born 1805 in Hoxton and died 1892 in Hoxton, Shoreditch, England. Children born to them were:
Edward William Flood - 1833 - married Elizabeth Skelton.
Hannah Flood 1835 - 1838 (another daughter named Hannah died in 1844)
John Richard Flood born 1841 married Mary Ann Hollowray.
Emma Flood born 1846 married Eli Saward.
Richard Flood born 1848 married Sophia Dixon
Researcher Dorothy Payne, Port Moody, BC, Canada

The William Pinkerton Flood line, we believe he came from Ireland to Virginia.  He had a son, John Charles Flood, Sr., who we think was born in Ireland, who married Susannah Lechliter 1784-1869. His son was John Charles Flood, Jr., 1810-1890, married Susanna Hennick, and had a son George Flood, d. 1881, married Katie Haffey, b. 1850 Ireland, d. 1936. My grandfather, George's son, was Frank Flood, 1881-1926, who married Estella Davis, 1890-1954, and lived in Cincinnati and then Columbus , Ohio. Frank Flood had four children, my mother Florence 1915-1986, George 1917-2005 (Stockton, CA), Louise, Frances and Marie (?). Researcher Ann Uppenberg-Liedtke

The John Flood line of Belfast Ireland (Church of England). John's birth date was around 1809 or 1811, wife Margaret Foler may have died between 1836 - 1845. John is believed to have emigrated to Canada around 1832-1835.  John and Margaret's son, Francis Flood was born around 1836 in Quebec.  Family later moved to Guelph Ontario  and eventually settled in the Chesley Ontario Canada area.  Francis' son, William Flood married Jennie Newton (in 1899) and moved to Detroit Michigan.    Other siblings remained in Canada including John Thomas, Joshua, Ann Jane, Elijah, Solomon, Rebecca, Jonas, and Hariott.  John Flood Sr. may have remarried to Jane McMullen and had Abel, Mary, Adam, Alexander and lived in Brant Twp, Bruce County (1854). Researcher Jacqueline Figas

The Richard Flood line, died 26th February 1936 .interred in Kilskyre , Clonmellon, Ireland. His wife Delia Flood [nee Cunning] died 29th January 1964 also buried there. Any cousins out there, I would love to become part of Clan Flood. Researcher Joe Lambe

The Luke Flood line, born 1809  (one of twins) survived until 1914, we believe the twin was Edward Flood.  I think from memory he was originally from Drung .  I believe his brother went to Dublin and became a manufacturing chemist. His son Patrick Flood died in 1901, in Parish of Lavey, County Cavan, who had married Ann Gilchrist, Their son (my father) Luke Joseph Flood was born in the same parish in 1901. Researcher Sheila Bailey.

The Peter Flood line -In about 1843 that Peter Flood married to Katherine Kennedy, both formerly of Ireland, migrated to Canada with their children. They were supposed have landed in the States and stayed there for approx 6 yrs before coming to Canada. From
what I remember my father saying there were five that came out from Ireland, landed in the States. Two migrated north to Canada, one migrated west and two stayed in the States. I know there is a connection in Wisconsin, there is a Father Michael Flood there, and his father's name is or was George. Father Michael and George came to see my father in search of the family tree. After my parents passed away communications stopped. Researcher Mary Flood Cunnell

The Jonathan Flood line (born on a ship at sea from Ireland) who married Sarah James Lowe (this is all the information I have on them). They had a son James H. Flood born in Indiana in 1832. He married Martha Chenoworth in 1857 and had 10 children. Their son William Prather Flood was born in Red Oak, Iowa. He married Josie Bell Hulse and had my great-grandfather Granville Flood in 1898. Researcher Jocelyn Conrad.

The Daniel Thomas Flood line, born 1825 Dublin and immigrated to Tasmania Australia on 24-3-1847. Any leads or subjections would be much appreciated.  Researcher Glenn Woods

The Catherine Flood line.  Born February 2, 1818 in County Meath, Ireland.  Emigrated to US possibly via Canada.  Married James Moran, also of Ireland. Both died in Hardy, NE (dates unknown).  At least one daughter, Mary Ann Moran, b. June 10, 1854 in Ohio? who married Wm Henry Chambers & died 1913, Everett, WA. Together they had six offspring including my grandfather, Frank James Chambers b. Sept 4, 1885 in North Platte, NE who died in Spanish Flu epidemic, Feb. 24, 1920, Sumas, WA.   Researcher: Nina (Jeannine L.) Chambers, Seattle, WA.

The Francis Flood line.  James Flood was born in England about 1832, his parents were Francis and Ann Flood.  James married Sarah Walker, born about 1837 in Niagara Township, Ontario, Canada, on November 4, 1858 at Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. They were both living in Woodstock. They had a least one son, Henry Flood,born1863,Toronto,Ontario,Canada, who married Elizabeth Mason in Toronto 1884.  Henry was living with his wife and children in Toronto in 1911. Researcher: Michelle Flood Wallbank.

The Mark Joseph Flood line, whose father could have been John Francis Flood. Mark was born about 1881, do not know where, died 1963 in New Zealand. Had a son Mark Walter Flood, born about 1904, died 1972 in New Zealand, married 1903 in NZ.  Researcher: Julie Mokaraka, New Zealand