The Tolar Family

Tolar family crest

(Crest No. 247. Plate 59.)

THE Tolar family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Earca, son of Olliol Molt, King of Ireland, A. D. 463. The ancient name was Toladh and signifies “Piercing.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Westmeath. The O’Tolars were chiefs of Cuircne, now the barony of Kilkenny West, in the above-named county. The infamous judge of this name, better known as Lord Norbury, was not of Irish origin, being descended from one of the Cromwellian planters.