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Brophy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Murphy, Heaphy, Roche, Roch, Propp, Dorothy, Rohm, Robey, Broder

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Brophy Family Origin

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Brophy Family Occupations

What did your Brophy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brophy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Brophy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brophy family was School. Farmer, Servant and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brophy.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Going To School

    6%
  • School

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brophy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brophy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brophy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brophy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brophy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brophy. For the veterans among your Brophy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brophy Life Expectancy

What is the average Brophy lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brophy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brophy in 1946 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brophy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brophy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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