The Brigan Family

Brigan family crest

(Crest No. 239. Plate 53.)

THE Brigan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Maine, ancestor of the Southern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was O’Hagan and signifies “Capable Pleader.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Cork.