I have just found your message about the McHaffie family in N Ireland. My husband's mother was Kathleen McHaffie b 1908 daughter of Hugh Alexander McHaffie, who was born in Paisley in 1870 and married Margaret Barry/ie in 1896. His parents were Peter and Isabella McHaffie. Peter was born near Stranraer in 1844. Hugh remarried in 1920 Kathleen Johnston after Margaret died in 1914
Kathleen McHaffie had a brother Hugh b about 1905 who married Annie Hamilton. I believe Hugh died abt 1955. I have that Hugh had sons Bobby and Gerard and daughter Joan. We have just traced Peter and Isabella's grave in the City Cemetery in Belfast their daughter in law Margaret McHaffie is buried with them.
Peter b 1844 had a son Peter who like his father was a gardener. Peter, senior who died 1902 was a gardener in Netherleigh in Knock
Are these people connected to you. As you say it is an unusual name and there are not many in N Ireland.
I look forward to a reply