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Meechan Family HistoryThis interesting name is a variant of "Meehan", itself the Anglicized form of "O" Miadhachan", (O, meaning "male descendant of") from the personal name "Miadhach", honourable. This name is the name of an Irish sept belonging to Co. Leitrim, which is said to be of the same stock as the McCarthys of South Munster, who had by the end of the 12th Century migrated to Leitrim. (A place called Ballyaghmeehin or Ballymeighan is found in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim). A metal case containing a manuscript of St.
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