The Kindellan Family

Kindellan family crest

(Crest No. 107. Plate 45.)

THE Kindellan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Laogare, ancestor of the Southern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379.

The ancient name was Coindhealbhain and signifies “Handsome Persuader.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Meath, and the head of the clan was styled Prince of Meath.

This family took their hereditary surname from Caindealbhan, son of Maelcron, the lineal descendant of Laeghaire MacNeill Naighialla, the last pagan monarch of Ireland.