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  • Abner McAfee (1774 - 1844)
  • Amanda Elvira Dixon (1835 - 1902)
  • Maude Maggart
    Maude Maggart is an American cabaret singer and recording artist who performs throughout the United States and Europe, but most often in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. Maggart was bor...
  • Eliza McAfee (1774 - 1872)
  • Fiona Apple
    Fiona Apple is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was eight years old. Her debut album, Ti...

About the McAfee surname

McAfee /ˈmækəfiː/ is a surname of Irish and Scottish origin.[1] The name is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe, meaning "son of Duibhshíth".[1] The personal name, Duibhshíth, was composed of two elements: dubh meaning "black", and síth meaning "peace".[1] The surname has been in Ireland since the seventeenth century.[2] McAfee is less numerous than Mahaffy, a name of similar origin.[2] (from http://www.irishsurnames.com/cgi-bin/gallery.pl?name=mcafee&capname=Mcafee&letter=a)

The Gaelic name McAfee is usually of Scottish origin and was introduced into Ulster Province in Ireland by settlers, and especially into County Donegal. This name is derived from the Gaelic MacDhuibhshithe meaning 'black-haired man of peace'. Variants of the name include Mahaffy, MacHaffy and MacFie. (from http://www.irishsurnames.com/cgi-bin/gallery.pl?name=mcafee&capname=Mcafee&letter=a)