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McCabe Surname Origin
The son of Cabe. Caob, Gaelic, a bough, branch, a clod, lump, a bit or piece of any thing. Ceap, the top of a hill, a sign set up in time of battle.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
McCabe Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A McCabe Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes