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This is an Irish sept surname found in the spellings of MacCaffrey, MacCaffery, MacCafferty, MacCafferky, in the "Mc" short forms, as well as Cafferty and Cafferky. It is claimed that the nameholders form part of the famous Clan MacGuires of Fermanagh, and an original measure of their importance being the original naming of the town of Ballymacaffry, in County Tyrone after them. The name is also widely found without the "Mac" prefix, most of these name holders being recorded in counties Meath and Cavan.

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Mark J. Bennett

Looking for information about Cornelius MacCafferty. May have emigrated from Ireland to the US in the 1850s. Found a record from April 1861 of him serving in the US Marine Corps at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. He was supposedly from County Cork. My maternal grandmother was Helen Annette MacCafferty. Cornelius would have been her father.

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