The Kanaday Family

Kanaday family crest

(Crest No. 17. Plate 4.)

THE Kanaday family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Kiann, 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 Kianachta and signifies “Line of Kiann,” who gave his name to the tribe. The head of the clan was called Chief of Moy Breagh, and their possessions were located in the present County of Londonderry.