The Honeen Family

Honeen family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Honeen 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 Sabia, his consort, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Oineach and signifies “Generous.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Clare. The Honeens, who changed their name to Green and Hoyne, are still numerous in Tipperary and Clare.