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.
The surname MacNabo was first found in the ancient principality of Breffny, where the sept was located, in what is now County Cavan (Irish: an Chabháin) in the Northeast of the province of Ulster in the present day Republic of Ireland.
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Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNaboe, MacNebo, McNaboe, McNabo, Victory and many more.
Early Notables of the MacNabo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacNabo family
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.