The O’Tyn Family

O’Tyn family crest

(Crest No. 181. Plate 21.)

THE O’Tyn family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Ir. The founder of the family was Irial, son of the warrior champion, Conal Kearnach, fifth in degree from Rory O’More, who gave his name to the tribe in Ulster, B. C. 87. The ancient name was Tyn and signifies “The Fat.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Armagh.