If you are conducting some Mccaffrey family history research then you can view the Mccaffrey coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Mccaffrey surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McCaffrey is of Irish
origin, this Gaelic Sept being a
branch of the McGuires of
Fermanagh. The townland of
Ballymacaffrey near Fivemiletown
on the Tyrone border marks their
homeland. The great majority of
the name today belong to the families
located in Fermanagh and Tyrone.
In Irish the name is Mac Gafraidh
meaning son of Godfrey.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Horse||Signifies Willingness to Work for King and Country|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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