The Lennon Family

Lennon family crest

(Crest No. 131. Plate 29.)

THE Lennon family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Guaire, King of Hy-Fiachras, in Connaught, A. D. 544, and of the line of Eocha Moy Veagon, King of Ireland, A. D. 350.

The ancient name was Leanain and signifies “Favorite.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Antrim.

The Lennons were chiefs also in the present barony of Tiaquin, in the County Galway.