The McKey Family

McKey family crest

(Crest No. 67. Plate 46.)

THE McKey family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Colla Meann, son of Eocha Dubhlein, or Doivlen, who was the son of Carbre Liffeachair, King of Ireland, A. D. 264. The ancient name was Gaid and signifies “Father.” The possessions of the family were located in the present Counties of Leitrim and Donegal.