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Dunphy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Donnchaidh ‘son of Donnchadh’ or Ó Donnchaidh ‘descendant of Donnchadh’ (see Donahue).

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


Similar surnames: Murphy, Heaphy, Denny, Duddy, Munley, Danehy, Donaghy, Dunahoo

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Where is the Dunphy family from?

You can see how Dunphy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunphy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunphy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 83 Dunphy families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 35% of all the recorded Dunphy's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Dunphy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunphy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunphy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dunphy. 39% of Dunphy men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Dunphy women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunphy were Fisher and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Fisher
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer Jasaper
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dunphy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunphy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunphy. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dunphy. For the veterans among your Dunphy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunphy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dunphy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dunphy in 1940 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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