McKabe households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Mac Cába Mac Cabe: thánadar ó Inse Gall ina ngallóglaigh go Breifne sa 14 céad. Táid líonmhar fós sa Chabhán, Muineacháin & Lú. B'fhéidir gur mar leas-ainm a thosaigh an sloinne: cába = clóca, ach, óir de bhunadh Lochlannach iad, seans gur ainm gallda é.
MacCabe Very numerous: Ulster generally, Leitrim-Roscommon, South East. Ir. Mac Cába, a galloglass family from the Western Isles who settled in Breifne (Cavan-Leitrim) and said to be of Norse origin. IF & SS.


  • McKabe in 1659.
  • McKabe Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname

Parishes where McKabe and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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