Does anyone know if these names are interchangeable?
I am looking at a McGaffin family in Bleary, Co. Down Ireland who appear to be Gaffikins in Knocknamuckley church records. A Thomas and Elizabeth Gaffikin have children Francis? Dec 2, 1858, Sarah July 18, 1869 John Sept 26, 1866, Ann Dec 12, 1868 William Mar 1, 1871 and Elizabeth May 8, 1873. He should appear in Griffiths and there is a Thomas and John McGaffAn listed. Thomas has probably married Elizabeth Farrell and is the Thomas in Griffiths.
A Thomas (b. abt 1851) and Jane (Gibson) McGaffin also are in Bleary.
James and Sarah (Campbell)marry in 1876 and have children Elizabeth April 28, 1876, Ann January 25, 1878, Thomas March 14, 1880, Sarah abt 1883, Margaret abt 1885, and William John abt 1888. Most of this family moved to upstate NY.
Apparently staying in Ireland is Nicholas McGaffin who married Mary Jane Uprichard.
There are also church records of Catherine Gaffikin b. abt 1788 and James b about 1826. Does anyone know how these folk are related?