Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha or Mac
Eachaidh ‘son of Eachaidh’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’ (a
derivative of each ‘horse’).
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic
Mac Gáibhthigh, patronymic from a personal name based on
gáibhtheach ‘fierce’, ‘eager’ (earlier
gáibhthech). Compare Gaffey and Caughey.
Comments for McGaffey