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This is a surname which is claimed by the Irish to be Scottish and by the Scots to be Irish but which may originally have been Norse Viking! Recorded in many spellings including MacCaffrey, MacCaffery, MacCafferty, MacCafferky, MacHaffy, MacAfee, MacFie, and in the "Mc" short forms, as well as Mahaffey, Mehaffey, Cafferty and Cafferky and others. In Scotland the spelling is MacCaffrae and MacCaffrey, whilst in Ireland it is claimed that they are part of the famous Clan MacGuires of Fermanagh, the town of Ballymacaffry in County Tyrone being named after them.

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