Mac Cabe - O Cahany
Mac Cabe. Highland Scottish origins.Gaelic Irish / Mac Caba. They were descendants of the Mac Leods of Harris in the Hebrides. They arrived into Ireland in the 14th Century AD as galloglasses / mercenaries to assist the Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn Ui Briuin Breifne O Reillys and O Rourkes. They became a Sept in the O Rourke / O Reilly kingdom of Ui Briuin Breifne in Co. Cavan in Southern Ulster where they were for many centuries, although they were originally Chiefs nearby in Co. Monaghan in Southern Ulster.
Mac Cabe. A Heremonian Dal Cuinn Colla Da Crioch Sept / Family branch. Ancestors: *86.Cairbre Liffeachair the 117th King of Tara / Ireland. 87.Eochy / Echu Doimhlen, 88.Murray / Muireadach Colla Da Crioch / Focrith - of the Two Countries,
Mac Cadam. Used as a variant for Mac Adam, which see.
Caddell or Cadell / Cadwal. Welsh origins. They were in Co. Galway in Southern Connacht and Co. Dublin in the north - east of Southern Leinster in the 13th Century AD and their name was changed to Blake, which see, in Co. Galway.
Caddell. They were in Midhe / Meath in Northern Leinster.
Mac Cadden or Mac Cadigan or Mac Adam or Mac Adan / Mac Acadhain, A Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn Colla Da Crioch Ui Breasail Airthir / Orior / Airthir Siol Fiachra Cassan Clann Fermaighe Erenagh Sept / Family branch, who were an important as they held the right to oversee the church property and or the position of Abbot or Founder there from generation to generation. They had their territory in the north of Co. Armagh in the south - east of the Ulster Province. They were kinsmen to the O Kealaghan / O Keelaghan / O Kealahan / Ui Ceileachain, Muintir Caiseil - O Cashel / O Cassily / O Casley / O Cassell / O Cassely / O Cushley / Ui Caisile, O Dullahan / O Dallaghan / O Dallahan / O Dallan / O Dolghan, O Kernaghan / O Kearnaghan / Ui Cearnachain, O Madigan / Ui Madadhain, O Trainor / O Trainer / O Trayner / Ui Threinfhir.
Ancestors: *86.Cairbre Liffeachair the 117th King of Tara / Ireland, 87.Eochy / Echu Doimhlen, 88.Murray / Muireadach Colla Da Crioch / Focrith - of the Two Countries, 89.Fiachra Cassan, 90.Felim / Feidlimid, 91.Bressal, 92.Feicc, 92.Feicc, 94.Ailella, 95.Toole / Tuathal, 96.Ronan, 97.Fingin, 98.Mael Duin, 99.Conor / Conchobar Chorraig, 100.Buachalla,
Mac Caddo or Mac Caddow. Two of the forms used to anglicize their name by the Mac Cunniffs, which see, Irish /Mheic Conduibh.
Mac Cadigan. A Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn Colla Da Crioch Ui Breasail Airthir / Orior / Airthir Siol Fiachra Cassan Clann Fermaighe Erenagh Sept / Family branch, who were important Family as they held the right to oversee the church property and or the position of Abbot or Founder there in their territory from generation to generation. Especially see Mac Cadden
O Cadogan or O Cadigan -Irish / Ui Ceadagain. A Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in Co. Cork in Des Mhumhain / Desmond / Southern Munster.
Cadogan. Welsh origins. They were in Co. Limerick in the mid - north - west of Thomond / Northern Munsterin the 13th Century AD, and in Co. Dublin and Co. Meath in the east of the Leinster Province in the 17th Century AD.
Mac Caffelly. See - Mac Caughley.
Mac Cafferky or Mac Caffery -Irish / Mheic Eachmharcaigh / each - steed / marcach - rider. A Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in Co. Mayo in the mid - west of the Connacht Province.
Mac Cafferty or Mac Caffery or Mac Caverty -Irish / Mac Eachmharcaigh - each (steed) marcach (rider). A Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn northern Ui Niaill Cenel Conaill Siol Lugdach Arda Midhair Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in Co. Donegal and nearby in Co. Derry in the north of the Ulster Province. Kinsmen to the O Dohertys / Ui Dochartaigh of Inishowen. Ancestors: *90.Niall (Ui Niaill) of the Nine Hostages the 126th King of Tara / Ireland (Ui Niaill), 91.Conall Gulban the 1st King of Tir Conaill / Tyrconnell / Co. Donegal (Cenel Conaill),92.Fergus, 93.Setnai, 94.Lugdach.
Mac Caffreyor Mac Godfrey or Mac Caghery or Mac Cahery or Betty / Irish / Mac Gafraidh (Descended from a son of Godfrey.) A Heremonian Ui Cobhthaigh Ui Felim Dal Cuinn Colla Da Crioch Siol Daim Argait (Ui Cremthainn) Clann Lugainn Sept / Family branch, of the Maguires, who had their territory at Rosmacaffrey in Co. Tyrone and Co. Fermanagh in the south - west of the Ulster Province. Kinsmen also to Mac Alear / Mac Eleer / Mheic Gilla Uidhir, Mac Aleese / Mac Gileece / Mac Leece / Mac Illeese / Mac Leese / Mac Lice / Mac Lise etc / Mheic Giolla Iosa, Mac Anally / Mac Cowley / Mac Culloo / Mheic Con Uladh, Mac Auley / Mac Awley / Mac Gawley / Mheic Amhlaoibh. Mac Breen / Mheic Braoin, Mac Cassidy / Mheic Asidha, Mac Court / Mac Courtney / Mheic Cuairt, Mac Cormack / Mheic Cormaic, Mac Corry / Mac Gorry / Mac Godfrey / Mac Gohery / Mac Goffrey / Mheic Gothraidh, O Darragh / O Darra / O Darrough / Oaks / Ui Dubhdhara, Mac Gee / Magee / Mheic Aodh, O Heany / O Heeny / O Hegney / O Higny / Bird / Ui hEgneach, Mac Lilly / Mac Calilly / Mac Lely / Mac Lillie / Mac Alilly / Mac Alyly / Mheic Ailghile, Mac Loughlin / Mac Lachlan / Mheic Lochlainn, Mac Manus / Mheic Maghnuis, Mac Morrow / Mac Murrow / Mheic Murchada (Clann Aodh). Ancestors: *86.Cairbre Liffeachair the 117th King of Tara / Ireland, 87.Eochy / Echu Doimhlen, 88.Murray / Muireadach Colla Da Crioch / Focrith - of the Two Countries, 89.Rochatha / Rochadh, 90.Dega Duirn, 91.Feicc, 92.Criffan / Crimthann Leith / Lethan, 93.Eochy / Echach, 94.Cairpre Daim Argait, 95.Cormac, 96.Aed, 97.Fergus, 98.Cormac, 99.Eignigh, 100.Irgalach, 101.Lugan.
Mac Caghery. See Mac Caffrey.
Mac Caghey. See also Mac Caughey and Hackett.
Mac Caghwell -
O Cagney- Irish / Ua Caingne - caingean / tribute. An Ithian Corca Laoidhe Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in Co. Cork in Desmond / Des Mhumhain / Southern Munster. Ancestors: 36.Lewy / Lughaidh, 35.Ithe.
Mac Cague. They were inCo. Monaghan in mid - Southern Ulster where it was used as a variant for Mac Tiege, which see.
O Cahalan - Especially see O Carlton.
O Cahalane - Irish / Ua Cathalain - cathgal / battle mighty. A Sept / Family branch who had their territory in Co. Limerick in the mid - north - west of Thomond / Tuaiscert Mhumhain / Northern Munster, who are now in Co. Cork and Co. Kerry in Desmond / Southern Munster. See also Culhane and Callan.
O Cahalane - Irish / Ua Cathalain - cathgal / battle mighty. A Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in Co. Roscommon in the east of the Connacht Province. See also Culhane and Callan.
O Cahanor O Cahan or O Cahaine or O Cane or O Chane or O Caine or O Cane or O Gahan or O Gethan or O Kane or O Keane or O Kean or O Kyan - Irish / Ua Cathain. Amain Heremonian Dal Cuinn northern Ui Niaill Cenel nEogain Cenel Conchobhair Sept / Family branch, who were the Kings of Creeve and Princes of Limavady in their territory in O Cahan's Country in the east of Co. Donegal in the north - west of the Ulster Province, Co. Derry (Coleraine) and part of Co. Antrim in the north - east of Ulster where they later also became the Chiefs of Cianacht / Keenaught. (The O Connors from the Heberian Cianacht Sept descended from 85.Cian (Cianachta) were the original Chiefs of Cianacht before them.) The O Cahans built an Augustinian monastery at Dungiven there and their stronghold was at Limavady in Co. Derry overlooking the River Roe, to the south of the town and their castle was at Dunseverick. Moy Ith was in Cianacht originally the territory of the northern Ui Niaill Cenel Endae Sept taking in part of Raphoe and Tirkeran in Co. Derry. The O Boyles, O Kennys, Ui Mulbraises and O Quinns were the Chiefs of Moy Ith. (A Sept of the Clann Drugain.)
Ancestors: *98.Fergal / Fearghail the 17th King of Aileach and 156th King of Ireland, the father of; 99.Conor / Conchobar a Prince of Limavady / Leim an Madaidh, who was a younger brother of Aedh Allan the 18th King of Aileach and 160th King of Ireland, and also of Niall Frossach the 19th King of Aileach and the 162nd King of Ireland. 99.Connor became the ancestor of the O Connors of Moy Ith in Co. Donegal. His son was;
100.Gruagan - the Hairy Man who became the direct male line ancestor of the O Grogans / Ui Gruagain, whose brother, Dermod became the more direct male line ancestor of the O Connors of Moy Ith and the father of; 101.Dungan the father of;
102.Cathan the direct male line ancestor of the O Cahans / O Caines / Ui Cathain, and the father of; 103.Cathusach,the father of; 104.Dermod who had a brother, Flaherty / Flaithbheartach, 104.Dermod was to be the father of;
105.Conn Cionntach O Cahan who was the first to use their surname who also became the direct ancestor of the Magintys / Mac Cionntaigh, and his brother, Annselan became the ancestor of the O Buchannans / Ui Bocainain as he was the first from this Family to settle in Scotland, One of 105.Conn's sons, 106.Giollachriosd was to be the father of;107.Iomchar the father of; 108.Ranall the father of; 109.Eachmarcach the father of; 110.Donnell the father of; 111.Rory the father of; 112.Manus Catha Duin who was also a Prince of Limavady who was killed by the English in the Battle of Down in 1260 AD, whose son was; 113.Cumagh na nGall - of the English whose tomb is at Dungiven, as he was also a Prince of Limavady, whose son; 114.Dermod was the father of; 115.Cumagh in 1350 AD the father of; 116.Dermod the father of; 117.Aibhneach who had a brother, Henry / Einri who is the ancestor of the Clann Henry, 117.Aibhneach was the father of; 118.Shane O Cahan who died in 1498 AD the father of; 119.Donough an Einigh - the Affable, the ancestor of the Mac Anenys / Mac an Einigh, who died in 1523 AD, who had a brother, Donnell the fourth son who was the ancestor of the Keanes of Cappoquin and the Keanes of Co. Clare, 119.Donough an Einigh was the father of; 120.Manus who was slain in 1548 AD who was the father of; 121.Rory Ruadh who died in 1598 AD the father of; 122.Sir Donnell Ballach the Chief of Route and Limavady in Co. Derry who in 1602 AD surrendered the Eanaigh / Oinouge Castle to the English and all of the territory between the River Foghan and Loch Foyle as far as the Bann, and subsequently received land in Co. Waterford in the south -east of the Munster Province, and was knighted at Drogheda by Sir Arthur Chichester in 1607 AD the English Lord Deputy in Ireland. He had 4 younger brothers, Aodh the ancestor of O Kane of Drumreaske in Co. Monaghan, Manus, Shane Carrach and Rory, 123,Rory the youngest son of 122.Sir Donnell Ballach had an elder brother, Donnell Gobhlach, 123.Rory's son, 124.Eanagh was the father of; 125.Richard the father of; 126.Richard of Laragh Bryan who after the Battle of the Boyne settled near Maynooth in Co. Kildare and changed his name to Keane, which evolved also into Kean, and he had a younger brother, Thomas O Cahan who was to settle in Co. Leitrim after the Battle of the Boyne, who is the ancestor of the Caines of Manchester in England, His eldest son became 127.William Cane of Dowdstown who died in 1739 AD.
Mac Cahan or Mac Cahane or Mac Keane -Irish / Mheic Cathain. A Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in the west of Co. Clare in the north - west of Tuaiscert Mhumhain / Thomond / Northern Munster where they were a Co - Arb Sept of St. Senan of Iniscathy. Not connected to the O Cahans.
O Cahaney -Irish. A Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in Co. Mayo in the mid - west of the Connacht Province where they were a Co - Arb Family of St. Senan of Iniscathy and were Chiefs there.
O Cahany. See Canny.
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