The McCafferty or McCaverty Family

McCafferty or McCaverty family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE McCafferty family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Muiredach, or Mulrooney Mullethan, King of Connaught in the seventh century and of the line of Duach Gallach, first Christian King of Connaught. The ancient name was O’Connor and signifies “Grandson of Helper.”

The possessions of the McCaffertys were located in the present County of Mayo, and those of the McCavertys in the County of Galway.

The name is numerous in Ireland, the United States, and the British Colonies.