The McCead Family

McCead family crest

(Crest No. 247. Plate 59.)

THE McCead family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Fiachra, son of Eocha Moy Veagon, King of Ireland, A. D. 350. The ancient name was Chedaigh, which signifies “First.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Antrim.