The Gavagan Family

Gavagan family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Gavagan 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 Gafalgan and signifies “A Hero.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Mayo and Sligo.