Mcgaffey Family History
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Mcgaffey Name Meaning
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha or Mac Eachaidh ‘son of Eachaidh’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’ (a derivative of each ‘horse’). Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gáibhthigh, patronymic from a personal name based on gáibhtheach ‘fierce’, ‘eager’ (earlier gáibhthech). Compare Gaffey and Caughey.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press