The surname Nyhan comes from the Irish O Niathain.
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of
, where Neivin O'Nyhyn was charged with harboring felons in 1295. William O'Nyhyn appeared in another court case not much later.
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of this family name include: Nyhan, O'Nyhan, Nihan, Nihen, Nihane, Nahane, Neehane and many more.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortis et hospitalis
Motto Translation: Brave and hospitable.