The Fennessy Family

Fennessy family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Fennessy family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Brian, son of Eocha Moy Veagon, King of Ireland, A. D. 350. The ancient name was Feimidhe and signifies “Soldier.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Galway, Mayo, and Sligo.