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This interesting surname is of Irish and Scottish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "MacCaba" a patronymic from the byname "Caba", a cape or hat. In the Middle Ages Irish chieftains imported fighting men from Scotland to augment their forces. Many of these mercenaries, known as gallowglasses, were the M(a)cCabes who came from Inis Gall in the Hebrides. They served the O'Reillys and the O'Rourkes of Counties Leitrim and Cavan, and received their name from the peculiar hats they wore. They remained in Ireland to find their own sept. William Putnam McCabe (1776 - 1821), was one of the most romantic figures among the United Irishmen...

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My grand grand father is wilfrid machabee and i want to know exactly where he came frome

Ronald McCabe

Looking for the details of ancestory of the McCabe family in South Africa that started with Patrick McCabe and Rose Wilkens as 1820 settlers. Where they came from would really help complete the family tree.


Miles McCabe born 1737


bernard mccabe born in crossbarn cavan died in drake new south wales australia on 18 september 1902. aged 42


I am trying to trace my Great Grandfather who seems to have appeared in South Africa out of thin air some time in the mid 1800s and married Emma Elizabeth Field. One of their children was Arthur Field McCabe, my Grandfather. Many thanks for any help.

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