The Quinlan Family

Quinlan family crest

(Crest No. 81. Plate 41.)

THE Quinlan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Fiacha, ancestor of the Southern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was McCuillen and signifies “Son of Comrade.” The possessions of the family were located in the present County of Antrim.

Among the many of this name in America may be mentioned Major Quinlan of New York City, a distinguished officer of the Irish Brigade in the late Civil War and a man of the most estimable qualities.