The McCarthan Family

McCarthan family crest

(Crest No. 290. Plate 24.)

THE McCarthan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Carthen, third in descent from Colla Vais, or Huais, King of Ireland, A. D. 315. The ancient name was Carthan and signifies “Kindness.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Londonderry.