The surname MacNabo comes from the original Irish Mac Anabadha, probably from "anabaidh" meaning premature. This surname has often been mistranslated as "victory," from the Irish "buaidh" and so Victory is a synonym of MacNaboe.
in the present day Republic of Ireland.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James, Joseph Jr. and E. Victory, who landed in New York in 1822. Others who arrived in New York were Michael McNabo in 1850; Patt McNaboe in 1851; John McNaboe and his family in 1851.