The Horan Family

Horan family crest

(Crest No. 169. Plate 63.)

THE Horan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Eogan, ancestor of the Northern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Horan and signifies “A Poem.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Wicklow and Limerick.

A clan of the O’Horans were also settled in Hy-Maine, in the County of Galway.