The Quinlivan Family

Quinlivan family crest

(Crest No. 81. Plate 41.)

THE Quinlivan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Laogare, ancestor of the Southern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Conlivan and signifies “Handsome Persuader.”

The heads of the sept were styled Chiefs of Cloniffernan, and their possessions were located in the present Counties of Clare and Tipperary. Some of the Quinlivans have changed their name to Quinlan.