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Origin

McCauley : 1: Scottish (Dumbartonshire) and Irish (Westmeath): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh ‘son of Amhalghadh’ a personal name of uncertain origin. The best known family of Mac Amhalghaidh is from Westmeath and there were families called Mac Amhlaoibh in counties Cork and Fermanagh (a branch of the Maguires) as well as a family in southwest Scotland which has migrated to Ulster. Compare the Scottish form Macaulay.2: Scottish (Hebrides) and Irish (Fermanagh): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh or Mac Amhlaidh ‘son of Olaf’ from Gaelic forms of the Old Norse personal name Áleifr Óláfr (see Olafsen). Compare McAuliffe.

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

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