The Gaffney Family

Gaffney family crest

(Crest No. 247. Plate 59.)

THE Gaffney family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Earca, son of Olliol Molt, King of Ireland, A. D. 463, and son of Dathy, the last pagan monarch of Ireland. The ancient name was Gaffney and signifies “Leader in Battle.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Mayo and Cavan.