The McKnight Family

McKnight family crest

(Crest No. 209. Plate 9.)

THE McKnight family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Ir. The founder of the family was Conal Kearnach, the celebrated warrior, son of Amergin, of the Irian race. The ancient name was Marcachain, which means “Son of the Knight.” The possessions of the sept were located in Queens County and Tipperary.