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Short description of the origin of the surname McCabe,MacCabe,MacChapa,MacCaba
Posted by: Maureen Moore (ID *****7500) Date: December 19, 2007 at 05:38:11
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McCabe (surname)
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McCabe or MacCabe are surnames of Irish or Scottish origin. McCabe is ranked 1,200th most common surname in the 1990 United States Census,[1] and MacCabe is ranked 43,031th.[1]

* 1 Origin
* 2 Notable people surnamed McCabe
* 3 Notable people surnamed MacCabe
* 4 References


MacCabe, McCabe are Anglicizations of MacCába (Irish Gaelic), meaning son of Cába.[2] The nickname or personal name Cába, is of an uncertain meaning.[2]

The MacCabes were originally from the Western Isles of Scotland, and settled in Ireland with the arrival of the Gallowglass[3] (foreign soldiers from the highlands and isles of Scotland). The MacCabes were thought to have originally settled in Breifne, what is today County Cavan and County Leitrim.

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