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Origin and popularity of the name COFFEY

Origin

Coffey : Irish:: 1: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’ a byname meaning ‘battle tent’ Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’) or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’ (‘battle slave’).2: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’ a byname meaning ‘victorious’.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    Variants of name COFFEY

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