The Kerwick Family

Kerwick family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Kerwick family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Brian Boru, King of Ireland, A. D. 1002. The ancient name was Brian and signifies “Author.” The title of the head of the sept was Prince of Aniah Cliah, and their possessions were located in the present County of Limerick. The O’Kerwicks, or O’Ciarmhaies, were chiefs of Eoganacht Aine, now the parish of Knockaney, in the barony of Small County, in the County of Limerick.