Last name: MURPHY

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MURPHY : This last name is indexed 1,174,056 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MURPHY : 1: 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. For the surname with mac see also McMurrough (Leinster).2: English: variant of Morphey (see Morphew).

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