The Laverty Family

Laverty family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Laverty family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Brian, son of Eocha Moy Veagon, King of Ireland, A. D. 350. The ancient name was Labhertach and signifies “Idle.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Donegal.

The O’Lavertys were Chiefs of the Clann-Donnell, a distinguished sept of the Kinel-Moen, originally seated in the present barony of Raphoe but afterward driven across the Foyle by the O’Donnells.