taffy (n.) Look up taffy at Dictionary.com
coarse candy made from sugar or molasses boiled down and cooled, 1817, related to toffee, but of uncertain origin; perhaps associated with tafia (1763), a rum-like alcoholic liquor distilled from molasses, presumably of West Indian or Malay origin (perhaps a Creole shortening of ratafia). On this theory, the candy would have been made from the syrup skimmed off the liquor during distillation.
Taffy Look up Taffy at Dictionary.com
characteristic name of a Welshman, c.1700, from Teifi, Welsh form of Davy (see David).