The McVais Family

McVais family crest

(Crest No. 139. Plate 17.)

THE McVais family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Colla Vais, or Huais, King of Ireland, A. D. 315. The ancient name was Vais and signifies “Beauty.” The possessions of the clan were located in Queens County and the County of Westmeath.