The Isle of Mann, located between
Ireland and Great Britain. Is the land of my ancestors (or so I have been told). My twist lies in the story passed down about how the name Kaighn came to be. It says that the name originally was Kaighen or Kaighnin and when some of the survivors of the Armada washed up on the shores of the Isle of Mann they stayed and inter-married with the locals.
Because their blood was no longer pure the Klan Chiefs changed the name to Kaighn. According to the IGI (International Geneology Index), located in Salt Lake City, the name of Kaighn first showed up around 1590-1600.

What are your thoughts of this. I hope I am not just another MURPHY!!!

Ray >>

This may answer your question.

Do some Irish names come from Spanish Armada survivors?