McAuliffe (surname)

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McAuliffe or MacAuliffe is a surname of Norse Irish origin.[1] The name is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh, meaning "son of Amhlaoibh".[1] The Gaelic name, Amhlaoibh, was derived from the Old Norse personal name Olaf.[1] The surname occurs frequently in Munster, especially northern County Cork, western County Limerick, and eastern County Kerry.[2] The McAuliffes were a sept, related to the McCarthys.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c McAuliffe Name Meaning and Origin Retrieved on 2007-12-08
  2. ^ a b Surname search Retrieved on 2007-12-08