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Murphy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

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


Similar surnames: Mcmurphy, Murley, Murray, Murrin, Dunphy, Merry, Murty, Murthy

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Murphy Family Origin

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Murphy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Murphy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Murphy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Murphy family was Laborer. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murphy.

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Murphy Historical Records

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Murphy Life Expectancy

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Famous Murphy Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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