The Neylan Family

Neylan family crest

(Crest No. 284. Plate 31.)

THE Neylan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Colla da Crioch, son of Colla Vais, King of Ireland, A. D. 315. The ancient name was Miallian and signifies “Champion.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Antrim.

The O’Neylans were of the race of McGuire, and took their name from Nillian, a chief of that family.