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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

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