Last name: MCCABE

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MCCABE : This last name is indexed 64,683 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MCCABE : Irish (especially Monaghan and Cavan): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cába ‘son of Cába’ a nickname or personal name of obscure origin. The surname belongs to a military galloglass family from the Scottish Hebrides apparently a branch of McLeod who were employed and settled in Cavan in the 14th century. It is likely that Mac Cába literally ‘son of cape’ originated as a nickname for a galloglass.

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