The Mackin or Macken Family

Mackin or Macken family crest

(Crest No. 258. Plate 49.)

THE Mackin family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Ir. The founder of the family was Heber Donn, son of Ir. The ancient name was MacAnta and signifies “Honest.” The possessions of the clan were located in Kings County. The O’Mackens were Chiefs of Mughdhorn, or Mourne, in the County of Down.

John Macken, born in Fermanagh about the close of the eighteenth century, was the author of a volume of poems and a writer of note in his day. He edited for many years the “Erne Packet or Enniskillen Chronicle.”