Claffey heads of household in the 1911 census

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Surname Dictionary

Claffey Quite numerous: Midlands, Dublin etc. Ir. Mac Fhlaithimh, flaitheamh, a ruler, prince. Now usually written Mac Laithimh or corrupted to Mac Lathaigh. This has produced some strange anglicisations: MacClave (Ulster), Hand (N Leinster), Guthrie (Clare).
Mac Fhlaithimh Claffey: cuíosach líonmhar: Lár na Tíre. Flaitheamh = taoiseach. In Ultaibh, tá an leagan Mac Clave orthu agus anuas air sin, an mí-aistriú Hand.
Mac Laithimh Claffey: ach féach Mac Fhlaithimh.
Mac Lathaigh Claffey: féach Mac Laithimh.

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Claffey: 37
Claffy: 8

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