The Foran Family

Foran family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Foran 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 Foran and signifies “Vengeance.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Galway. This family has contributed many eminent ecclesiastics to the early Irish Church.