Murphy



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Surname Dictionary

Mac Murchaidh Murphy: an-líonmhar i gCúige Uladh. Bhí an chlann i dTír Eoghain i dtosach. Deineadh Murphy díobh ar fad.
MacMurphy Very rare: Dublin. Ir. Mac Murchaidh. A sept of Oriel, they have become the ubiquitous Murphy, q.v. See also Murdoch.
Murphy Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster and South East. Ir. Ó Murchadha, modern Ó Murchú, "sea-warrior". The most numerous name in Ireland with 9,400 entries in the Telephone Directory. In Ulster they are generally Mac Murchadha, Mac Murchaidh; the royal house of Leinster, Mac Morrough (Wexford) was Mac Murchadha. The Murphys of Munster are said to be a branch of the Wexford group which was divided into Kinsella, Kavanagh, Hendrick, Mernagh, all of which see. There was another sept in Roscommon. The first name Murchadh is still used in the O'Brien family. IF & SGG.
O Murchadha Murphy: an sloinne is líonmhaire sa tír. Bhí, ar a laghad, trí chlann: Tír Eoghain, Sligeach agus Múscraí. Bhí an dream ó thuaidh ina dtaoisigh ar Shíol Aodha agus gaolmhar leis na Niallaigh - comh-shloinne, is dócha, le Mac Murchaidh, q.v. Bhí na daoine i Sligeach suite i dTír Fhiachrach agus scaipeadh go luath iad. Ceaptar gur craobh des na Cinnseallaigh an chlann i Múscraí (Corcaigh) atá leata ar fud na Mumhan anois. Ar ndóigh, ainm pearsanta fíor-choitinn a b'ea Murchadh - laoch mara, an bhrí atá leis agus dealraíonn sé go raibh i bhfad níos mó suime ag an sean-Ghaeil i gcursaí mara ná mar atá ag muintir na h-Éireann anois, a fhéachann ar an bhfarraige mar áit dumpála bruscair, gan tuiscint ar bith ar an ndraíocht a bhaineann léi.
O Murchú fairly numerous: Dublin, Cork etc. Ir.Lang. See Murphy.
O'Morchoe rare: Wexford. Ir. Ó Murchadha (Murchú). The aristocratic form of Murphy, q.v.

    Maps

  • Murphy in 1659.
  • Murphy births mapped 1864-1913
  • Murphy 1901 census map
  • Murphy 1911 census map
  • Murphy Roman Catholic baptisms

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