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
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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