The Hannigan Family

Hannigan family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Hannigan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and his consort, Sabia, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Hennigan and signifies “Beholder.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Cork.

Among the representatives of this name in the United States may be mentioned Mr. P. Hannigan, the well-known New York merchant, and Mr. Henry J. Hannigan of New York, the well-known shipping merchant.