Mehaffy—This name is one of the numerous anglicised forms of the Scottish sept name Mac Dhuibh-shithe who were located in Colonsay for generations up to the beginning of the Seventeenth Century, when the clan was scattered, many passing over into Ulster. The name is variously anglicised, namely: Mac Duffie, Duffie, McAfee, McFee, McPhee, McPhie McFie, M'Haffie, M'Haffy, M'Covvie, M'Covie, M'Guffie, M'Guffog, McAffer, and M'Caffer; the four latter forms being found in Galloway. The most of the forms given are found in Ulster, and considering the number of the sept, we find under the various forms, it must number a large sept.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella
"Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories."
Although ostensibly set in England, this story was penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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