The Morrissey Family

Morrissey family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Morrissey family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Brian, son of Eocha Moy Veagon, King of Ireland, A. D. 350. The ancient name was Muirgheasas and signifies “Lord.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Sligo and Tipperary.

The late Hon. John Morrissey, of New York, a noted politician of his day and a man of many sterling qualities, was a descendant of this family.