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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Irish

Meaning & History

Comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil, which was Anglicized to McCawell and then morphed into Caulfield. Mac Cathmhaoil comes from a word meaning "chieftan".
Added 2/19/2004 by Cait ni Chathmhaoil
Edited 11/27/2006 by Mike C

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